Depictive construction is a type of secondary predication which predicates a property of a participant in an event.
English (Germanic, Indo-European):
Malcolm left home young.
Alan walked around naked.
David went away angry.
Latin (Italic, Indo-European). (Vroom 1938:74)
|The beggar asked me sadly for a gift.|
- Depictive predication
- Depictive secondary predication
- Predicative attribute
The term depictive secondary predication was apparently first used in Halliday (1967:63), and becamse widely known through Jackendoff (1990). It contrasts with resultative secondary predication (as in Malcolm hammered the metal flat). Depictive construction is used in Schultze-Berndt & Himmelmann (2004).
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- Jackendoff, Ray. Semantic structures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Schultze-Berndt, Eva & Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2004. Depictive secondary predicates in crosslinguistic perspective. Linguistic Typology 8(1): 59-131.
- Vroom, H. 1938. Latijnse Spraakkunst. Hilversum: Brands.