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Resultative passives in Finnish

Manninen, Satu LU (2013) In Approaches to Hungarian: Papers from the 2011 Lund Conference
Abstract
In this article, I argue that Finnish passive participle (e.g. avattu 'opened' and suljettu 'closed') can be multiply ambiguous: the "same" morphophonological forms exhibit different patterns of eventivity and agentivity, and are used to form "traditional" non-agreeing passives, agreeing resultative passives and agreeing sentences that describe "pure" states and behave in most contexts like "traditional" copula-adjective constructions. I show that in Finnish, Participle Phrases that look similar on the outside can be formed in different ways, and that these Participle Phrases are selected by different superordinate heads, to form either a non-agreeing passive, an agreing resultative, or a "pure" stative sentence.
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passives, Finnish
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Approaches to Hungarian: Papers from the 2011 Lund Conference
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Brandtler, Johan; Molnar, Valeria and Platzack, Christer
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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When agents disappear: on the morpho-syntax, semantics and informational value of passive, middle and active impersonal constructions
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Finnish
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  abstract     = {In this article, I argue that Finnish passive participle (e.g. avattu 'opened' and suljettu 'closed') can be multiply ambiguous: the "same" morphophonological forms exhibit different patterns of eventivity and agentivity, and are used to form "traditional" non-agreeing passives, agreeing resultative passives and agreeing sentences that describe "pure" states and behave in most contexts like "traditional" copula-adjective constructions. I show that in Finnish, Participle Phrases that look similar on the outside can be formed in different ways, and that these Participle Phrases are selected by different superordinate heads, to form either a non-agreeing passive, an agreing resultative, or a "pure" stative sentence.},
  author       = {Manninen, Satu},
  editor       = {Brandtler, Johan and Molnar, Valeria and Platzack, Christer},
  keyword      = {passives,Finnish},
  language     = {fin},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {Approaches to Hungarian: Papers from the 2011 Lund Conference},
  title        = {Resultative passives in Finnish},
  year         = {2013},
}