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In particular, the clitic "se" that occurs with anticausative inchoative and reflexive verbs is assumed to be earlier acquired than the clitic "se" that occurs with non-anticausative intransitive verbs along with other transitive verbs.
In sum, we may suppose a lexical redundancy rule which creates intransitives from transitives inchoatives by: (A) rnorphologically adding se, (B) assigning the object's setectional restrictions to the subject, (C) adding the intransitive feature specification [-- NP], (D) changing the polarity of the semantic feature [+causative] to minus.
We remind the reader that from a constructional perspective the instransitive uses of these predicates are in fact examples of the inchoative construction.
The present contribution explores three related grammatical constructions in English within the framework of the LCM: the inchoative, the middle and the subject-instrument constructions.
If an entailed-result verb representing the causing event and an inchoative verb representing the resulting event occur in sequence in the serial verb construction, these two verbs will be coerced by the construction to express a sequence of causing and resulting events without a noticeable time span.
I develop a novel constructivist analysis of the alternation, by which both the transitive causative and the unaccusative inchoative variants (Pablo broke the radio; The radio broke) are equally complex bi-eventive constructions.
Appendix 1: Abbreviations A transitive subject ANG ang-class intransitive subject or object (historically an old neuter) DEM demonstrative FUT future IMP imperative HAB habitual INCH inchoative ITER iterative O object OBL oblique OPT optative pl plural PP past perfective PST past sg singular 1, 2, 3 first, second, third person > 'acts upon', for example, 3p1A>30 'third person plural subject acts upon third person singular object'.
Apparent" perception is the prototypical Humean model in which experience is characterized as an unending stream of isolated, unconnected sense impressions; "fundamental" perception, a "deeper mode," is discovered in the inchoative "feeling" the perceiver has of being influenced by the world.
It is therefore noteworthy that the only extant appearance of the inchoative Latin verb matresco (to become like one's mother) occurs in tragic lines spoken not by a daughter, but by a son who wishes that he were more like his mother, at least in one particular respect.
It is, of course, a theological commonplace that the Eucharist, in the full sense of the word, is the high point of both the expression of and the inchoative realization of the Church's marital covenant relationship with God.
Rynell, ~On Middle English take(n) as an Inchoative Verb', Studier i Modern Sprakvetenskap, n.