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The Acquisition of the Mayan Transitive Verb Complex

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/9780226481319.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter shows how children acquire the transitive verb complex in K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. The structure of the transitive verb complex differs significantly from that of the intransitive verb ... More


Syntactic Unaccusativity in Russian

Maaike Schoorlemmer

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/9780199257652.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses two syntactic configurations in Russian that are restricted to transitive and unaccusative verbs. These constructions show evidence of syntactic unaccusativity; that is, of a ... More


Intensional Transitive Verbs and their “Objects”

Friederike Moltmann

in Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on transitive intensional verbs such as need, look for, buy, and recognize, and in particular the semantics of special quantifiers in constructions in which two transitive ... More


The Acquisition of Mayan Argument Structures

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/9780226481319.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines how children acquire argument structures in K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. Mayan languages differ from pro-drop languages in that they use ergative markers to cross-reference the ... More


The Acquisition of the Mayan Lexicon

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/9780226481319.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter uses the comparative method to discuss how children acquire the Mayan lexicon. Mayan languages have six classes of inflectional stems: noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive ... More


The Acquisition of Person Marking in the Mayan Verb Complex

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/9780226481319.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter shows how children acquire the ergative person marking system in the Mayan verb complex. English pronouns have different forms that distinguish between the nominative, accusative, and ... More


Intensional Transitives

Graeme Forbes

in Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the semantics of intensional transitive verbs (itv's) ‘Fear’ is transitive, or has a standard transitive use, since it has a standard use in which it takes a direct object (it ... More


Propositionalism

Graeme Forbes

in Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The discussion of the previous chapter intimates that the central problem raised by intensional transitive verbs is that of accounting for notional readings of verb phrases (vp's) they head, in ... More


Verbs of Creation and Depiction

Graeme Forbes

in Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The proposal that verbs of creation in progressive aspect be given the same semantic treatment as intensional transitives generally, is found in (Bennett 1977) and is worked out in a Montagovian way ... More


Intensional Transitive Verbs and Abstract Clausal Complementation

Marcel den Dikken, Richard Larson, and Peter Ludlow

in Non-Propositional Intentionality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198732570
eISBN:
9780191796807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732570.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

There is a correlation between intensionality and syntax: intensionality manifests itself with all clausal complement constructions. For example, “Max imagined that Boris was approaching”. Although ... More


The verb phrase

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The verb phrase is headed by a verb, which may be an auxiliary verb with a grammatical function, a copula, or a lexical verb. Lexical verbs are avalent, transitive, intransitive, ergative, or ... More


Content and Theme in Attitude Ascriptions

Graeme Forbes

in Non-Propositional Intentionality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198732570
eISBN:
9780191796807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732570.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses a less-commonly discussed substitution failure in attitude ascriptions: a “that”-clause and its corresponding proposition description cannot in general be interchanged in the ... More


Seeing Things

Berit Brogaard

in Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190495251
eISBN:
9780190495275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495251.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In this chapter, the author argues that the English verb ‘see’ is an intensional transitive, like the search word ‘look for’. She argues that ‘see’ is akin to ‘look for’, both when it takes a ... More


Substitutivity

Graeme Forbes

in Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Referential opacity is the term commonly used for the phenomenon of substitution-failure, for example, the failure of ‘seek/fear/caricature Hyde’ to entail ‘seek/fear/caricature Jekyll’. Richard ... More


Explaining the mixed properties of want

Thomas Grano

in Control and Restructuring

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The predicate want and its cross-linguistic kin constitute one of the only counterexamples to the generalization that restructuring predicates disallow partial control. In this chapter, I account for ... More


A Display Theory of Attitude Attribution

Mark Sainsbury

in Thinking about Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198803348
eISBN:
9780191841538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803348.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This is the central chapter in the book. It describes and defends display theory, a theory of attitude attribution according to which the words in the complement put concepts on display rather than ... More


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