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Perception Verbs and the Semantics of Content

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses listen‐class verbs and hear‐class verbs in terms of the claim that one of the building blocks of conceptual or cognitive semantics is the spatial organisation of meaning. It ... More


Commanding and permitting

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/9780199274765.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter identifies a second set of ditransitive verbs: the verbs of commanding and permitting. Unlike the verbs of persuading and urging discussed in the Chapter 3, which have a thematic ... More


Accomplishments

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/9780199239313.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews some arguments that accomplishments are syntactically represented by ordered pairs of positions for events, and that the ‘accomplishment’ interpretation of a predicate may stem ... More


Constraints on Source/Goal Co-occurrence in Carrier

William J. Poser

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

In most languages, the source and goal of motion may be expressed in the same clause, for example, in the English sentence “I walked from home to school.” However, this is not possible in Carrier, an ... More


Inadvertent cause and the unergative/unaccusative split in Vietnamese and English

Nigel Duffield

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/9780199672073.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents evidence from Vietnamese and English concerning the distribution and interpretation of “unaccusative” vs. “unergative” predicates in two different constructions: analytic ... More


The Thematic Structure of the Sermo Lupi

Stephanie Hollis

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the thematic structure of Wulfstan's Sermo Lupi ad Anglos, a fiery sermon written in 1014 during a crisis of Danish invasion. It explains that the sermon's stern denunciation of ... More


The ‘No Agent Idioms’ Hypothesis *

Heidi Harley and Megan Schildmier Stone

in Syntax and its Limits

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683239
eISBN:
9780191763212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683239.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The generative literature on idiomaticity often discusses constraints on the structural contexts in which special idiomatic meanings can arise. This chapter focuses on one such proposed constraint, ... More


The copula as a nominative Case marker

Kwang-sup Kim

in The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

In Korean the morpheme /-I/ has conventionally been taken to be a copula, since it functions as a host for tense affixes when the predicate is a nominal. This chapter, however, argues that it is a ... More


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