Antonio Fábregas

List of John Benjamins publications for which Antonio Fábregas plays a role.


Subjects Morphology | Romance linguistics | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Morphology | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Fábregas, Antonio 2022 Chapter 11. Structural and lexical aspects of the morphology of English participlesParadigms in Word Formation: Theory and applications, Ruz, Alba E., Cristina Fernández-Alcaina and Cristina Lara-Clares (eds.), pp. 285–318 | Chapter
In this contribution, I explore the plausibility of a paradigm-free view to the analysis of different irregularities involving participles in English. I propose that making reference to paradigm-like entities is inescapable to provide a full account of the forms, but that the role of paradigms… read more
Fábregas, Antonio 2020 Los verbos adimensionales: Propiedades y consecuenciasRevue Romane 55:1, pp. 1–33 | Article
The goal of this article is the analysis of the empirical properties of change of state verbs which do not specifiy lexically the dimension where change operates – such as aumentar ‘increase’, reducir ‘reduce’, acrecentar ‘increase’ –, and also to examine the theoretical consequences that this… read more
Fábregas, Antonio and Martin Krämer 2020 Why prefixes (almost) never participate in vowel harmonyLexical Issues in the Architecture of the Language Faculty, Padovan, Andrea (ed.), pp. 84–111 | Article
One of the most common ways of morphological marking is affixation, morphemes are classified according to their position. In languages with affixal morphology, suffixes and prefixes are the most common types of affixes. Despite several proposals, it has been impossible to identify solid… read more
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín 2020 Chapter 4. Initiators, states and passives in Spanish psych verbsBeyond Emotions in Language: Psychological verbs at the interfaces, Rozwadowska, Bożena and Anna Bondaruk (eds.), pp. 113–140 | Chapter
The goal here is twofold: the first one is to point out the existence of at least two classes of Object Experiencer psychological verbs (henceforth, OEPV) in Spanish with respect to their passive behavior, casting doubt on Landau (2010), who proposes that passivization of OEPVs correlates with the… read more
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín 2018 Spanish adjectives are PathPsRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), pp. 111–126 | Chapter
The goal of this contribution is to explore the hypothesis that not all languages that have a lexical open class of adjectives project them syntactically as the same kind of object. Specifically, we will argue that Spanish adjectives syntactically project their scales as PathPs, while English… read more
Marín, Rafael and Antonio Fábregas 2018 Spanish estarse is not only agentive, but also inchoativeRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), pp. 209–224 | Chapter
This article explores the properties of constructions involving the stage level copula estar with the pronominal form se, which has been argued to encode an agentive component lacking from the non se-marked form. While several previous studies have argued that estarse constructions involve… read more
Arche, María J., Antonio Fábregas and Rafael Marín 2017 Chapter 2. Towards a unified treatment of Spanish copulasRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11: Selected papers from the 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), London, Ontario, Perpiñán, Silvia, David Heap, Itziri Moreno-Villamar and Adriana Soto-Corominas (eds.), pp. 33–52 | Chapter
This paper sets the basis for a uniform account of the alternation between the two Spanish copulas (ser and estar) in adjectival and passive clauses. While the copular contrast has been attributed to the different properties of adjectives (e.g. individual vs. stage level) and to an eventive vs.… read more
Fábregas, Antonio, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández and Mercedes Tubino-Blanco 2017 Chapter 3. What’s up with dative experiencers?Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 12: Selected papers from the 45th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Campinas, Brazil, Lopes, Ruth E.V., Juanito Ornelas de Avelar and Sonia M. L. Cyrino (eds.), pp. 29–48 | Chapter
In this paper we discuss the argument structure of psych verbs in connection with information structure, particularly object experiencer psych verbs (OEPVs), which select an accusative and/or dative argument. We propose that the natural order available in all-focus sentences for dative OEPVs is… read more
Fábregas, Antonio 2015 Direccionales con con y Marcado Diferencial de ObjetoRevue Romane 50:2, pp. 163–190 | Article
An understudied property of Spanish grammar is the possibility of obtaining a directional reading with a PP introduced by con ‘with’, as in Ven con papá ‘Come to daddy’. This work explores this construction taking into account both the properties of the verb and the prepositional phrase,… read more
Putnam, Michael T. and Antonio Fábregas 2014 On the need for formal features in the narrow syntaxMinimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the interfaces, Kosta, Peter, Steven L. Franks, Teodora Radeva-Bork and Lilia Schürcks (eds.), pp. 56–77 | Article
In this chapter we pose the non-trivial question regarding the status of functional features (f-features) in minimalist inquiry. This investigation explores whether or not f-features can be considered an essential part of narrow syntactic operations if they can be relegated to some sort of Late… read more
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín 2012 State nouns are Kimian statesRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2010: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leiden 2010, Franco, Irene, Sara Lusini and Andrés Saab (eds.), pp. 41–64 | Article
The study of states in the verbal domain has recently been enriched with the distinction between K-states and D-states (Maienborn 2005; Rothmayr 2009). This new line of research has not been extended to state denoting nouns, which have been in general much less studied than those nouns denoting… read more
Scalise, Sergio and Antonio Fábregas 2010 The head in compoundingCross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding, Scalise, Sergio and Irene Vogel (eds.), pp. 109–126 | Article
This chapter deals with the notion of head inside compounds. We will first focus on the unproblematic cases which have led researchers to determine that compounds contain a head (Section 1). Then we will analyse more problematic cases, showing that some of the properties of heads (such as their… read more