Verb-deriving processes in Basque



Argitaratua 2003-02-15
Juan Carlos Odriozola


This paper assumes that the Basque suffix -tu is an inflection suffix with a perfective
value in analytical verb forms. However, it shows that addition of this suffix is the only overt
change required to turn items of several categories into a participle (the verb citation form in Basque). The paper focuses on this derivational process, and shows that the auxiliary
valences, theta-roles of arguments and aspect features of derived verbs all are closely related to subcategorization features of derivational bases, which are nouns, adjectives, adverbs and even postpositional phrases.

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Odriozola, Juan Carlos. 2003. «Verb-Deriving Processes in Basque». Anuario Del Seminario De Filología Vasca "Julio De Urquijo", otsailak, 185-222.
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