The Czech able

Title: The Czech able
Source document: Linguistica Brunensia. 2018, vol. 66, iss. 2, pp. 37-46
  • ISSN
    1803-7410 (print)
    2336-4440 (online)
Type: Article
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In the article, I look at two constructions that roughly correspond to the English morpheme -ABLE: the first is a synthetic form based on a verb, in which the root is followed by the suffix TEL and the suffix N, while the other is an analytic form with the verb in the infinitive and a form of the verb GIVE and an impersonal SE. I argue for a particular nanosyntactic view of the THEME-TEL-N combination such that the morphemes are a particular spell out of the features that correspond to the paraphrase with the verb GIVE and the morpheme SE.
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