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Split intransitives, experiencer objects, and ‘transimpersonal’ constructions: (re‐)establishing the connection

Andrej Malchukov

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter shows that a number of split intransitive languages have developed from re-analysis of transimpersonal experiencer object constructions. More generally, it is argued that split ... More


Why are stative‐active languages rare in Eurasia? A typological perspective on split‐subject marking

Johanna Nichols

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents a lexical typological study of argument encoding for selected verb glosses across selected languages of Eurasia, the Pacific, and the Americas. Plotting the percentages of A- ... More


The Identity of Semantic Relations

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/9780199297078.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter confronts what has been seen as the major problem with case grammars: the delimitation of the set of semantic relations. It argues that despite these, semantic relations cannot be ... 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


The Theta System: an Introduction

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The goal of this introduction is threefold. Firstly, it overviews the core issues and challenges at the lexicon-syntax interface, thus setting the stage for the appearance of the Theta system of ... More


Introduction

Eleanor Coghill

in The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 1 gives a brief introduction to the topic of the book, alignment change in Aramaic, and outlines using examples of the main developments which brought about such change. It briefly presents ... More


The Theta System: Syntactic Realization of Verbal Concepts

Tanya Reinhart

in Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The specific problem addressed in this chapter is what makes it possible for the same lexical verb-entry to be realized in different syntactic configurations. In order to do so, it develops a precise ... More


Dative/Genitive Subjects in Japanese: A Comparative Perspective

Hideki Kishimoto

in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Indo-Aryan languages, including Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali, experiencer/possessor subjects are often assigned genitive case (alongside dative case), but the option of marking ... More


Conditions on prominent internal possessors in Turkish

Asli Göksel and Balkiz Öztürk

in Prominent Internal Possessors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the syntactic properties of the prominent possessor constructions in Turkish. Possessors of possessive phrases become prominent only in a set of well-defined constructions, ... More


Dative Subjects and Impersonals in Null-subject Languages

Hiroyuki Ura

in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

It has been reported that all the languages with the dative subject construction (DSC) always allow the null subject of a tensed clause, but all the languages with the null-subject construction do ... More


The origin and development of the Qṭil li construction

Eleanor Coghill

in The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 deals with the origin of the (proto-)ergative Qṭil li construction. Following an account of its earliest attestations, the possibility of Iranian influence is discussed. Theories regarding ... More


Introduction

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction to Part I defines as the primary object of the study the reports of near-death experiences. As such, the latter are part of a literary form and specific genre. Experiences, and ... More


Experiences of Dying and Death

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks more closely to the truth claims and verification strategies of near-death reports, discussing, among others, views by Carol Zaleski and Michael N. Marsh. The example of a reported ... More


Aesthetic Adjectives

Louise McNally and Isidora Stojanovic

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

There has been a recent outburst of interest in predicates such as delicious, called predicates of personal taste (PPTs), but the question of whether or how we can distinguish aesthetic predicates ... More


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