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Julie Legate: "Noncanonical Passives"

April 18, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  |  

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Abstract: In this talk, I investigate the syntactic structure of voice, focusing on noncanonical passives; I build on previous work by myself and others showing that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is distinct from, and higher than, vP.  I demonstrate that microvariation in the properties of VoiceP explains a wide range of noncanonical passives, including agent-agreeing passives, restricted agent passives, accusative object passives, impersonals, and object voice. The analysis draws on data from a typologically diverse set of languages.

Julie Legate is Associate Professor of Linguistics at University of Pennsylvania.

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Date:
April 18, 2014
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map

Organizer

Linguistics Department
Phone:
(831) 459-2386
Email:
mjzimmer@ucsc.edu
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