Spanish Clitics, Events and Opposition Structure

  • José M. Castaño
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 46)


We present a unified account of the Spanish clitic se. We address the issue of the so called non-argument clitics, and the multiplicity of thematic roles these clitics might be able to participate in. We use the Generative Lexicon framework, in particular the notions of Event, Opposition Structure and Qualia roles.


Event Structure Noun Phrase Lexical Entry Argument Structure Event Description 
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I would like to thank James Pustejovsky for his continuous inspiration and discussions on this and related topics. I am grateful to the anonymous reviewers for careful reading and suggestions on how to improve this paper and to the organizers and participants of GL2001 for giving me the opportunity to present my ideas. Finally I would like to thank Jess Littman who helped me to prepare the final version.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Castaño
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    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Computación, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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