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‘Juan salió contento’: Semantic Constraints on Small Clauses in Adjunct Position

  • Jiyoung Yoon

Abstract

Most analyses of small clauses (SCs), illustrated in (12.1), have been mainly syntactic rather than semantic. Only a few studies such as Demonte (1992), McNally (1994) and Rapoport (1991, 1993b, 1999) have included semantic factors in the syntactic accounts they provide:
  1. (12.1) a.

    SC in complement position:

    Considero inteligente a Juan.

    ‘I consider Juan intelligent.’

     
  2. b.

    SC in adjunct position:

    Juan llegó al parque cansado.

    ‘Juan arrived at the park tired.’

     

Keywords

Definite Article Semantic Constraint Semantic Factor Definite Object Small Clause 
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