By Eric J. Reuland, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Giorgos Spathas

ISBN-10: 9027233721

ISBN-13: 9789027233721

ISBN-10: 9027291268

ISBN-13: 9789027291264

Fresh advancements within the generative culture have created new curiosity in concerns of argument constitution and argument projection, giving prominence to the dialogue at the function of lexical entries. relatively, the extra conventional lexicalist view that encodes argument constitution details on lexical entries is now challenged by way of a syntactic view less than which all homes of argument constitution are taken up by way of syntactic constitution. within the mild of those new advancements, the contributions during this quantity offer particular empirical investigations of argument constitution phenomena in a variety of languages. The contributions differ of their reaction to the theoretical questions and deal with matters that variety from the position of particular sensible heads and the relation of argument projection with syntactic procedures, to the location of argument constitution inside a broader clausal structure and the argument constitution homes of much less studied different types.

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2. via structural encoding : the meaning component projects its syntactic category and aspectually types the predicate via modification: i. g. (6),(7)) ii. g. (12)) While every two-component verb can project either an intransitive or a transitive (causative) structure, not every such projection will result in an acceptable sentence, that is, one meeting FI. As an illustration, consider the instrument verb cut, with the lexical entry shown in (9), which can project the causative, as shown in (10).

There came to him a feeling of boredom. He had a feeling of boredom. (21) a. b. There came to us a smell of roses. We got a smell of roses. ) The verb be (for some reason) cannot appear in the dative construction here, cf. *There is to him a feeling of boredom. Also, the NP denoting the ‘experienced’ thing has some kind of a heaviness constraint, because the sentence is marginal when the N is not modified, cf. There came to us a smell. . The possessive construction in English and Hungarian We now come to the central problem that we wish to address in this paper, namely the one posed by the three-way alternation illustrated in (9) and (10).

V V b. N  activity V V c. A  change V V P  change The predicate resulting from the projection of a verbal head and a meaning component complement is aspectually interpreted as follows: the V-N predicate projected by the morpho-phonological verbal head and the  meaning component . It seems, at least in the languages we have examined, that a verb’s meaning may consist of at most two meaning components. Why no verb (without additional morphology) can have a double cause meaning is an interesting question.

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