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The form and function of argument-structure representations

Andrew Spencer

in Lexical Relatedness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents a set of formal mechanisms for describing argument structure alternations as lexical phenomena which have complex interactions with syntactic form and with semantic content. The ... More


Situation Semantics

Paul Elbourne

in Definite Descriptions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660193
eISBN:
9780191757303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660193.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The system of situation semantics in which the rest of the book iscouched is described. It consists of a fully compositional fragment ofEnglish based most directly on work by Kratzer, Heim and ... More


Pair-list and set readings

Ilaria Frana

in Concealed Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents a novel account of quantified CQs that captures both pair-list and set readings. With respect to the distribution of the two readings, I propose that pair-list readings arise ... More


Theoretical assumptions

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the core terminology used throughout this work, which is concerned with the phonological, prosodic, and morphological properties of words and constituent parts of words. ... More


New patterns of derivation

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is about particles in word formation. English is nearly alone in attaching suffixes to particles, as in get-at-able, march-through-ee, fixer-upper, and (plural) knock-out-s. For the ... More


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