Stative Passives and Event Kinds


  • Berit Gehrke


Motivated by particular restrictions on event-related modification with German stative passives, this paper proposes that stative passives instantiate a consequent state kind of an event kind. The participle in such constructions has to be derived from a verb whose event structure contains a consequent state, represented by an event-semantically interpreted BECOME component. Eventrelated modifiers with BE-passives modify either the event kind argument or the state itself, and are therefore semantically licensed.


How to Cite

Gehrke, B. (2019). Stative Passives and Event Kinds. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 15, 241–258. Retrieved from