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Toward a force‐dynamic theory of argument realization

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/9780199248582.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 5, “Toward a force-dynamic theory of argument realization”, provides a critical survey of theories of the role of event structure in argument realization, concluding with the causal chain ... More


Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization

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/9780199248582.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 6, “Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization”, surveys a number of typological phenomena with respect to the hypothesis that simple verbs construe an event as a directed, ... More


Argument Realization in Mayan Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines how children develop the specific means of argument realization that distinguish K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol from one another. Mayan languages have different means of realizing the ... More


Predication and argument realization

Delia Bentley

in Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745266
eISBN:
9780191806230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745266.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter analyses predication and argument realization in existentials and other there sentences. After testing against the dialect findings the hypothesis that existentials are locatives and the ... More


The Identity Theory*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The psychophysical identity theory, also known as type-materialism and the central state identity thesis, is supported by a powerful argument based on correlations, and can be defended against the ... More


The Syntactic Approach

Ofra Magidor

in Category Mistakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter discusses the syntactic approach to category mistakes, according to which they are infelicitous because they are syntactically ill-formed. The chapter begins by outlining the most ... More


Event-structural prominence and forces in verb meaning shifts

Anja Latrouite

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/9780199672073.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates argument realization patterns in Tagalog and how they are influenced by the way Actor and Undergoer arguments are involved in the event expressed by the verb. In Tagalog, ... More


In Defense of Type-materialism*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Type-materialism asserts that every qualitative mental state is identical with a brain state. It is maintained, contrary to Putnam’s multiple realization argument, that qualitative states are ... More


Competing motivations in children's omission of subjects? The interaction between verb finiteness and referent accessibility

Mary E. Hughes and Shanley E. M. Allen

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Children acquiring a first language omit sentential subjects more frequently than their adult counterparts. The posited motivation for this non‐target‐like omission differs across theoretical ... More


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