By Maia Duguine, Susana Huidobro, Nerea Madariaga

ISBN-10: 9027255415

ISBN-13: 9789027255419

The subject of this assortment is argument constitution. The fourteen chapters during this e-book are divided into 4 components: Semantic and Syntactic homes of occasion constitution; A Cartographic View on Argument constitution; Syntactic Heads fascinated about Argument constitution; and Argument constitution in Language Acquisition. Rigorous theoretical analyses are mixed with empirical paintings on particular points of argument constitution. The booklet brings jointly authors operating in numerous linguistic fields (semantics, syntax, and language acquisition), who discover new findings in addition to extra confirmed information, yet then from new theoretical views. The contributions suggest cartographic perspectives of argument constitution, in place of minimalistic proposals of a binary template version for argument constitution, that allows you to optimally account for varied syntactic and semantic evidence, in addition to information derived from wider cross-linguistic views.

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As Folli (2002: 38) argues, they are to be analyzed as “composed of three subevents, the causing event of John doing something, the change event of the door being progressively in a different spatial configuration, and the result event of the door being open”. Atelicity and anticausativization  In the literature, one can find extensive evidence showing that accomplishments involve more than one component. Essentially, most of this evidence points towards the same general observation: there exist operators that can take scope over one of the components of accomplishment structure, not affecting other component(s).

B. λe∃e′∃s[demolishA(e) ∧ Initiator(John)(e) ∧ cause(e′)(e) ∧ demolishP(e′) ∧ Undergoer(door)(e′) ∧ cause(s)(e′) ∧ demolishS(s) ∧ Resultee(door)(s)] where e is a variable ranging over events, s ranges over states, demolishA and demolishP are event predicates, and demolishS is a state predicate. (24) denotes demolishing activities (those that fall under the denotation of the event predicate demolishA) performed by John. 9 9. Cf. Folli’s (2002) characterization of causative accomplishment predicates like open in John opened the door.

In Phrase Structure and the Lexicon, J. Rooryck & L. Zaring (eds), 109–137. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Aspectual composition in causatives  Krifka, M. 1989. Nominal reference, temporal constitution and quantification in event semantics. In Semantics and Contextual Expression, R. Bartch, J. van Benthem & P. van Emde Boas (eds), 75–115. Dordrecht: Foris. Krifka, M. 1992. Thematic relations as links between nominal reference and temporal constitution. In Lexical Matters, I. Sag & A. Szabolsci (eds), 29–53.

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