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The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Taking the unique perspective of Reinhart's Theta system (Reinhart 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002 et seq.) as its anchor, this book contributes to the understanding of the interface between the system of ... More


Lexicon Uniformity and the Causative Alternation

Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper uses Reinhart's Lexicon Uniformity Principle as a context for exploring the nature of the causative alternation, focusing on alternating verbs that do not permit both variants for every ... More


Single Events from Multiple Verb Phrases and the Role of Agentivity

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces the second contingent relation, enablement. Enablement is a relation holding between an agent and a set of events corresponding to the agent's plan. Subevents related by ... More


Extraction from Adjuncts

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The syntactic core of the book is a description of patterns of A'-extraction from three classes of adjunct in English. In rationale clauses, extraction is generally possible, provided syntactic ... More


The ‘No Agent Idioms’ Hypothesis *

Heidi Harley and Megan Schildmier Stone

in Syntax and its Limits

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683239
eISBN:
9780191763212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683239.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The generative literature on idiomaticity often discusses constraints on the structural contexts in which special idiomatic meanings can arise. This chapter focuses on one such proposed constraint, ... More


Introduction to Part II

Gisella Ferraresi and Agnes Jäger

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter provides an overview of the main issues and contributions of Part II of the volume. This part discusses various phenomena concerning the middle field in the historical stages of German. ... More


Non-canonical gender in Mopan Maya

Ellen Contini–Morava and Eve Danziger

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Mopan (Mayan, Belize/Guatemala) has two noun classifiers that resemble gender markers. However, the gender markers (GMs) violate expectations about canonical gender (Corbett and Fedden 2016): only a ... More


Locality Conditions on Suppletive Verbs in Hiaki

Heidi Harley, Mercedes Tubino, and Jason D. Haugen

in The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

We support the claim (Embick 2010, Bobaljik 2012) that suppletion is triggered locally by showing that number suppletion in Hiaki invariably occurs within the same phase and XP containing the ... More


Theories of causation should inform linguistic theory and vice versa

Bridget Copley and Phillip Wolff

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter offers a basic introduction to the different approaches philosophers take to causation. These approaches may be divided into two categories: dependency theories, in which a cause C ... More


Formal semantics for causal constructions

Richmond Thomason

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Montague’s framework for semantic interpretation has always been less well adapted to the interpretation of words than that of syntactic constructions. In the late 1970s, David Dowty addressed this ... More


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