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Title: L'aspect, les auxiliaires "être" et "avoir" et l'hypothèse inaccusative dans une perspective comparative français/italien
Authors: Manente, Mara
Keywords: Telicity
Atelicity
Aspect
Unaccusativity
Auxiliaries
Directionality
Resultativity
Resultant state
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio
Abstract: This dissertation is, essentially, an attempt to study the distribution of the auxiliaries ‘être’ and ‘avoir’ with some intransitive verbs in a comparative analysis French/Italian. Basically, two topics are at the centre of our attention – the aspectual value of the present perfect with the auxiliaries ‘être’ and ‘avoir’, and the role played by these auxiliaries in the Unaccusative Hypothesis. As for the aspectual value of the present perfect, we have focused on the resultative and resultant state interpretations of the auxiliary ‘être’ and on some of their aspectual and syntactic implications. The parameters telicity, atelicity and directionality are also involved in our analysis. In particular, we have shown that these parameters are compatible both with the selection of the auxiliary ‘être’ and with the selection of the auxiliary ‘avoir’. These considerations have also helped us to provide more empirical evidence concerning the Unaccusative Hypothesis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/322
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