This article deals with the hypothesis that stative predicates do not occur with subject-oriented adjunct secondary predicates. I argue that the concept of 'slate' is too broad, that we must consider the aspectual diversity of 'states' and the lexical properties of predicates in order to explain constructions with secondary predicates. With this aim, I have revised the most common subdivisions of 'slates' and the sometimes elusive boundaries between 'sates' and 'activities', and I have also examined some sentences with subject-oriented secondary predicates and 'stage-level' 'states' as primary predicates.
Complemento predicativo; Verbos de estado; Estado de la cuestión; Sintaxis; Lengua española
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