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Argument alternations and cognates

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/9780199279883.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter surveys the argument-taking properties of verbs and other predicators. It begins with argument selection (the question of which participants are expressed as subject, object, and other ... More


Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Ayumi Miura

in Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins by addressing general concerns in detecting, and not detecting, the evidence for historical syntax and then discusses possible theories and methodologies for investigating the ... More


The Logic of Evidence

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A completely new conceptualization of the indirect negative evidence business in language acquisition, especially in syntax. Instead of thinking about retreating from over-generalization, a ... More


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