Some Observations on Resultative Secondary Predicates in Turkish


ARCHIV ORIENTALNI, vol.87, no.2, pp.295-313, 2019 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-313
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper discusses the extent to which resultative secondary predicates occur in the Turkish language. It is grounded in the cross-linguistic distinctions with respect to resultative constructions among languages. I will determine the essential characteristics of resultative secondary predicates both semantically and syntactically and then I will compare Turkish to some other languages, such as English and German. A resultative is a secondary predicate type which shares some characteristics with depictives. I will first mention their common characteristics based on studies carried out by Schultze-Berndt and Himmelmann (2004) and Himmelmann and Schultze-Berndt (2006), and then address the differences between them. Languages differ from one another with respect to the types of resultative secondary predicates; these differences are based on classes of matrix verbs and on the syntactic category of the result phrase. In the current study, I will specifically try to state the possible types and restrictions concerning resultative secondary predicates in Turkish. I will then further discuss the kinds of constituents which can be controllers of resultative secondary predicates in Turkish.