Unaccusative Definition

adjective

(linguistics, of a verb) Intransitive and having an experiencer as its subject, that is, the (syntactic) subject is not a (semantic) agent.

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noun
(linguistics) An unaccusative verb.
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Other Word Forms of Unaccusative

Noun

Singular:
unaccusative
Plural:
unaccusatives

Origin of Unaccusative

  • un- +‎ accusative, from the fact that in a nominative-accusative language, the accusative case, which marks the direct object of a transitive verb, typically marks the non-volitional role. In unaccusative verbs, the non-volitional arguments do not take the accusative case.

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