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The Rise of Possessive Perfects

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

in The Changing Languages of Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Like articles, constructions commonly termed ‘have’-perfects or possessive perfects were largely unknown in the early history of European languages. This chapter attempts to describe the rise and ... More


The Rise of Resultative Compounds

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter shows how the Chinese language turned from a verb-framed language to a satellite-framed language. This change is preferred by the V1V2 pattern: V1 was specialized in expressing the start ... More


Unaccusativity in Saramaccan: The Syntax of Resultatives

Tonjes Veenstra

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Unaccusative diagnostics come in two types. Ne-cliticization, there-insertion, and locative inversion count as diagnostics of surface unaccusativity; auxiliary selection and the resultative ... More


Complex predicate constructions and the semantics of simple verbs

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 8, “Complex predicate constructions and the semantics of simple verbs”, compares the semantic possibilities of certain complex predicate constructions in order to gain a better understanding ... More


Verb meaning and argument structure constructions

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9, “Verb meaning and argument structure constructions”, addresses the question of the relationship between the meaning of a verb and the meaning of the argument structure construction(s) it ... More


Conflation and incorporation processes in resultative constructions

Jaume Mateu

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

An important division is shown to be drawn within resultative constructions in the light of Haugen’s (2009) distinction between conflation and incorporation. Those resultative constructions that ... More


Parameter theory and motion predicates

William Snyder

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Talmy's (2000) verb-framed/satellite-framed typology is examined from the perspective of parameter theory. The objectives and methods of typology, versus parameter theory, are contrasted. The ... More


Weak satellite-framed languages

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

in The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Latin is set in relation to other satellite-framed languages with respect to the type of satellite-framed constructions it allows. In particular, Latin does not feature satellite-framed constructions ... More


Three Types of Alternation

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

There are three ways in which regular patterns of usage in a language alternate with one another: Lexical alternations, semantic-type alternations, and syntactic alternations. In general, ... More


The syntax and semantics of English resultatives

Xuhui Hu

in Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that the English resultative construction denotes a single event involving two predicates. Therefore, only a single EP is involved in the syntactic derivation. The special ... More


The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book deals with the cross-linguistic expression of events of transition, as encoded in the well-known Talmian typology of satellite- vs verb-framed languages. The principal aim is that of ... More


Some battlegrounds in the theory wars

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides three examples of linguistic phenomena whose proper analysis has been subject to debate. The first example is dative and benefactive alternations. We review transformational, ... More


Recognizing a serial verb

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A serial verb construction is a sequence of verbs which act together as a single predicate. Serial verbs are always monoclausal and are pronounced as a single verb would be. The components of a ... More


A revision of Talmy’s typology

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

in The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The split within the class of satellite-framed languages is further explored. Ancient Greek is shown as behaving like Latin and Slavic, its complex resultative constructions requiring the presence of ... More


From Latin to Modern French: A punctuated shift

Michelle Troberg and Heather Burnett

in Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents data that challenge the prevailing assumption that as Latin evolves into French, it passes gradually from a satellite-framed language to a verb-framed language. In fact, ... More


Edges of adjunct and secondary predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 explores interactions between types of predication and ordering patterns at syntactic edges. First, it argues that scrambling within a resultative predication is impossible owing to the ... More


The interaction of adjectival passive and Voice

Edit Doron

in The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665266
eISBN:
9780191748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Adjectival passive participles typically denote states resulting from the events described by the corresponding active verbs. For a particular subclass of passive participles in Hebrew (the ... More


Perfect Aspect

Klaas Bentein

in Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: Have- and Be- Constructions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747093
eISBN:
9780191809354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747093.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with periphrases formed in the domain of perfect aspect. This mainly concerns εἰμί‎ with the perfect participle (as in ἦν τετελευτηκώς‎ ‘he was dead’). Previous research has ... More


Derived verbs

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter first discusses the verb-forming prefixes a‑, be‑, fore‑, and en‑. This is followed by a description of verbal suffixation by ‑ize, ‑ify, and ‑ate, conversion into verbs, back-formation, ... More


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