‘Juan salió contento’: Semantic Constraints on Small Clauses in Adjunct Position
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:
- (12.1) a.
SC in complement position:
Considero inteligente a Juan.
‘I consider Juan intelligent.’
SC in adjunct position:
Juan llegó al parque cansado.
‘Juan arrived at the park tired.’
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