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The Surrey Deponency databases [Available at: http://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/Deponency/Deponency_home.htm ]

Baerman, M, Corbett, Greville G., Brown, DP and Hippisley, A (2006) The Surrey Deponency databases [Available at: http://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/Deponency/Deponency_home.htm ] [Dataset]

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Abstract

The databases record instances of deponency, which is the term we have adopted to describe mismatches between morphology and morphosyntax. The prototypical example are the deponent verbs of Latin, which involve a mismatch between passive form and active meaning. That is, a normal Latin verb had active forms such as amō 'I love' and amāvī 'I have loved', which contrasted with the passive forms amor 'I am loved' and amātus sum 'I have been loved' (in this case, with a masculine subject). A deponent verb, on the other hand, looks like the passive but functions like the active, as in mīror 'I admire', mīrātus sum 'I have admired'. In the databases we construe deponency in an extended fashion, covering any mismatch between the apparent morphosyntactic value of a morphological form and its actual value in a given syntactic context.

Item Type: Dataset
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 13:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1355

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