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For intransitive verbs in languages with a choice of perfective auxiliaries, o¤-line acceptability judgments conform to a semantically based Auxiliary Selection Hierarchy (ASH) (Sorace , 2004 . According to the ASH, inherently telic verbs regularly selecting auxiliary BE appear to be core exemplars of unaccusative syntax, while atelic verbs of agentive activity regularly selecting HAVE are core exemplars of unergative syntax. Noncore verbs that are inherently neither telic nor agentive allowdoi:10.1515/ling.2010.011 fatcat:d77zy5ixczbnzmqi54gsfnt4sq