I Agrees with You Object Agreement and Permissive hagy in Hungarian /

The paper discusses differences between object agreement in general and the LAK-agreement form identified as a special form of it in Hungarian. We show that it is not restricted to transitive verbs but to accusative environments in a broader sense, and, based on parallels with reflexives, propose a...

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Main Authors: Szécsényi Krisztina
Szécsényi Tibor
Format: Book part
Published: Palacký University Olomouc 2019
Series:Language Use and Linguistic Structure
mtmt:30713928
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/15736
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Summary:The paper discusses differences between object agreement in general and the LAK-agreement form identified as a special form of it in Hungarian. We show that it is not restricted to transitive verbs but to accusative environments in a broader sense, and, based on parallels with reflexives, propose a syntax-pragmatics interface driven account of LAK-agreement in terms of Participant Oriented Relational Agreement (PORA). This raises questions concerning dative control and the permissive constructions of Hungarian as well. We argue that the PORA analysis not only leads to a more explanatory account of the data but also has the interesting consequence of providing compelling evidence for the existence of unmarked passives in some of the permissive constructions of Hungarian, further supporting the claim made in Pitteroff (2015) that “a passive syntax does not have to correlate with passive morphology”.
Physical Description:19
79-97
ISBN:9788024455259