Auxiliary selection and the typical properties of subjects

dc.contributor.advisorBeavers, John T.
dc.creatorGaylord, Nicholas L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-16T17:09:02Z
dc.date.available2017-02-16T17:09:02Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.description.abstractI present a semantic analysis of two types of auxiliary selection patterns. Italian, Dutch, French, and Old Japanese have a pattern in which auxiliary selection is conditioned by verb class, and there is also a pattern active in many Italo-Romance dialects where the distribution of the two auxiliaries is dependent upon the person and number of the subject. I present a unified analysis of these two patterns that is rooted in prototypical vs. atypical subject properties, particularly with respect to affectedness, person, and number. I show that auxiliary selection indicates a typicality distinction on the part of the subject with respect to prominence mismatches along various semantic scales.en_US
dc.description.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2W669D7Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45702
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectAuxiliary selection patternsen_US
dc.subjectTypicality distinctionen_US
dc.subjectProminence mismatchesen_US
dc.titleAuxiliary selection and the typical properties of subjectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentLinguisticsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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