Modeling Adjuncthood - An Overview OF Incomplete Predication Verbs IN Albanian

Eljana Mosko, Katerina Vasili, Evanthia Baruta


The principal objective of this paper is to demonstrate some groups of intransitive verbs in Albanian which require a word or phrase to complete the predicate and make sense of the sentence. It is the case of adjuncts and complement/adjunct distinction. There are different proposals on the adjunct notion. This holds both in syntax and semantics. Our aim is to investigate how the adjunct notion is applied in Albanian linguistics; there are brought evidences from the cases when adjuncts are used as an optional part of a sentence or phrase that, if removed will not otherwise affect the remainder of the sentence and the cases used as an obligatory part of the sentence or verb phrase. Adjuncts are said not to fulfil selection requirements. Instead, it is thought that adjuncts themselves select the type of their host. For this reason we present evidence from Albanian intransitive verb groups that consider adjuncts as complementary class. The research is based on the data gathered from all the intransitive verbs given in the Dictionary of the Albanian Language (2006).

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n3s1p64

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