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Events and Semantic Architecture

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book articulates and defends a simple conception of semantic composition: when two meaningful expressions are concatenated, the result is understood as a conjunction of monadic predicates; in ... More


Surface generalizations 1

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Since the earliest days of generative grammar, there has existed a strong tendency to consider one construction in relation to a particular rough paraphrase. Initially, this was a result of the ... More


The expression of purpose in Old English

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the earliest syntactic function of the to-infinitive: that of purpose adjunct, as in Present-day English, I left early to catch the train. Data from Gothic and Old English show ... More


The to-infinitive as goal-argument

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that some purpose adjuncts were reinterpreted as GOAL-arguments of conatives and verbs of persuading and urging. This involved a semantic change of the higher verb. Verbs meaning ... More


Elementary Cases

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

One can adopt a Fregean framework for semantics, according to which sentences are compositionally associated with conditional assignments of truth values, without adopting Functionist hypotheses ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0666
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief overview of the book, focusing on the distinction between Conjunctivist and Functionist conceptions of how form is related to meaning, in the languages ... More


The Lexical Structure and Syntax of Functors

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The internal strucutre and syntax of functions are investigated, including their roles as circumstantials (adjuncts) as well as participants. Circumstantials as well as participants are subject to ... More


On depictive secondary predicates in Laz

Silvia Kutscher and N. Sevim Genç

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses participant-oriented adjuncts in Ardesen Laz, a Kartvelian language spoken in Turkey. Unlike the related language Gregorian, Laz does not demonstrate case agreement of ... More


Modern America: Specialization

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the specialization of the federal judiciary from the start of World War II in 1939 to the election of Bill Clinton's presidential successor in 2000. Coming out of the New Deal, ... More


Asyndetic subordination and deverbal depictive expressions in Shona

Tom Güldemann

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reviews depictive-like uses of clauses of this type and discusses the arguments for and against assigning the status of a (morphosyntactically distinct) depictive construction to them. A ... More


Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two Basic factors in the Minimalist program, should determine the syntactic computation of natural language. Merge combines similar ... More


Issues in the syntax and semantics of participant-oriented adjuncts: an introduction

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva Schultze-Berndt

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a critical survey of past classifications of adverbials and secondary predicates. It argues that significant overlaps exist between participant-oriented manner adverbials, ... More


The syntax of clausal negation: The distributed scope readings in main verb gapping

Sophie Repp

in Negation in Gapping

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543601
eISBN:
9780191715587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543601.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 2 investigates the different acceptability of negative gapping in languages with adjunct versus head negation and shows that adjuncts versus heads and arguments in general behave differently ... More


Valuing V features and N features: What adjuncts tell us about case, agreement, and syntax in general

Joseph Emonds

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes many superficially diverse adjuncts. These are then reduced to two types: underlying PPs and ‘agreeing’ adjuncts. It proposes to answer: Why only these two? A general principle ... More


The diversity of dative experiencers *

GyÖrgy RÁkosi

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that two types of lexical dative experiencers need to be distinguished. Regular dative experiencer arguments are merged in unaccusative structures, but a natural class of ... More


Verb‐to‐preposition reanalysis in Chinese *

Redouane Djamouri and Waltraud Paul

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that in all periods of Chinese, prepositions are distinct from verbs. In contrast to Roberts and Roussou's (2003: 128‐9) claim, prepositions resulting from V‐to‐P reanalysis do ... 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


Operator Movement in English-Spanish and German-Spanish Codeswitching

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio and Kay E. González-Vilbazo

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter it is argued that the patterns of word order in wh-questions, negative fronting, and relative clauses in English, Spanish, German, English-Spanish and German-Spanish codeswitching may ... More


Secondary predicates and adverbials in Nilotic and Omotic: a typological comparison

Azeb Amha and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses different types of participant-oriented adjuncts in languages belonging to the Nilotic branch within Nilo-Saharan and the Omotic branch of Afroasiatic. It also addresses the ... More


Arguments and Adjuncts

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the main empirical evidence on which the analysis of verbal underspecification is based. It shows that there is not enough empirical motivation for a strict division between ... More


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