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Case and Aspect in Slavic

Kylie Richardson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on some of the most puzzling case marking patterns in the Slavic languages and ties this pattern to different types of aspectual phenomena. It demonstrates that the accusative ... More


On Events in Linguistic Semantics

James Higginbotham

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses part of the scientific background that appears to be operative in linguistic semantics, guiding the psychological inquiry, and gives some examples of applications of the ... More


Morphological Aspect and the Function and Distribution of Cognate Objects Across Languages *

Geoffrey Horrocks and Melita Stavrou

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

We identify different functions of cognate objects cross‐linguistically, and analyse cognate object constructions as ‘lexicalized’ light verb constructions. In Greek etc. these involve no shift of ... More


Locales

Hagit Borer

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter relates two questions concerning bare noun arguments: (i) the contrast between the acceptability in Hebrew of sentence initial V‐S with bare noun subjects where V is unaccusative, and ... More


Direct Range Assignment: Telicity without Verkuyl's Generalization

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that there is telicity without Verkuyl's generalization in Slavic, which lends support to the specifier-head agreement mechanism suggested as an account for Verkuyl's ... More


Thematic roles, event structure, and argument encoding in semantically aligned languages

Peter M. Arkadiev

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/9780199238385.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter surveys the semantic motivations of ‘split’ case marking of intransitive subjects in several genetically unrelated languages in terms of Dowty's proto-role entailments. It is argued that ... More


Classical Greek (5th–3rd c. BC): the origins

Theodore Markopoulos

in The Future in Greek: From Ancient to Medieval

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539857
eISBN:
9780191716317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539857.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines the semantic, morphosyntactic, and sociolinguistic properties of the three AVCs in Ancient Greek (5th–3rd c. BC). It illustrates the fact that the most frequent FC, “μέλλω + ... More


Introduction

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces some of the definitions of the terms ‘case’ and ‘aspect’, namely that there are up to five different types of case (structural, lexical, semantic, inherent, and default) ... More


Preliminaries

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the terminology employed throughout the book. It illustrates that lexical/semantic aspect (i.e., whether an eventuality is telic or atelic) and ... More


Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter demonstrates that in the Slavic languages the accusative case arises on the internal argument of a ‘base’ verb whose event structure (lexical/semantic aspect) is compositional, whereas ... More


The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates the way grammar deals with the representation of aspectual (aktionsart) concepts, focusing on issues of the lexicon–syntax interface. The authors' analyses of this interface ... More


Main theories of aspect (I): The telicity approach

OLGA BORIK

in Aspect and Reference Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291298
eISBN:
9780191710711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291298.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on telicity as an aspectual notion. The crucial question investigated in this chapter is how to construct the definition of telicity in a theoretically sound and empirically ... More


Perfectivity in Russian in terms of telicity: testing the hypothesis

OLGA BORIK

in Aspect and Reference Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291298
eISBN:
9780191710711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291298.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the hypothesis of whether a one-to-one correspondence between telicity and perfectivity can be created. It argues on the basis of empirical data that telicity is neither a ... More


Acquiring Unaccusativity: A Cross-Linguistic look

Janet Randall, Angeliek van Hout, Jürgen Weissenborn, and Harald Baayen

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of linking rules across languages. It then discusses the semantics of unaccusatives and an experiment to test the semantic factors in linking rules. It argues ... More


Agents and Causes in Malagasy and Tagalog

LISA TRAVIS

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter uses overt morphological alternations in Malagasy and Tagalog – two Western Malayo-Polynesian languages – to probe issues concerning aspect (telicity) and argument structure. It argues ... More


Resultatives Under the ‘Event-Argument Homomorphism’ Model of Telicity

STEPHEN WECHSLER

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a novel semantic analysis of the English resultative construction that crucially models telicity (aspectual boundedness) in terms of the event-argument homomorphism model ... More


Change-of-State Verbs: Implications for Theories of Argument Projection

MALKA RAPPAPORT HOVAV and BETH LEVIN

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Verbs showing multiple argument projection options, often with concomitant shifts in aspectual classification or assignment of the ‘aspectual’ roles measure or incremental theme, are ubiquitous. ... More


Unaccusativity as Telicity Checking

Angeliek van Hout

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Which lexical-semantic properties determine unaccusativity—the division of intransitive verbs into two syntactically distinct classes—and how does the lexicon-syntax mapping system account for this? ... More


Change, boundedness, and construal

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/9780199248582.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 3, “Change, boundedness and construal”, analyzes a number of grammatical aspect phenomena in terms of the two-dimensional model introduced in chapter 2. Events may be incremental or scalar in ... More


Infinitivals with Future Meaning in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Plautus and Terence a present infinitive in the accusative and infinitive construction can be posterior in meaning. The future infinitive, which also occurs under these circumstances, is the only ... More


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