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The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Martin Everaert (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The phenomenon of unaccusativity is a central focus for the study of the complex properties of verb classes. The Unaccusative Hypothesis, first formulated in 1978, claimed that there are two classes ... 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


Introduction

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Martin Everaert

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/9780199257652.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of issues in the study of the unaccusative hypothesis. It then discusses phenomena which have been taken to be sensitive to unaccusativity, ... 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


Unergative Adjectives and Psych Verbs

Hans Bennis

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/9780199257652.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that the concept of verbal ergativity is not monolithic structurally. It shows three different configurations in which the external argument is absent: (a) there is no v-layer on ... More


Consequences and Comparisons

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter compares the analysis of HAVE from chapter 4 with the standard analysis of HAVE found in the Freeze/Kayne tradition. Whereas the present approach takes HAVE to be BE plus a transitive ... More


Argument alternations and cognates

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter surveys the argument-taking properties of verbs and other predicators. It begins with argument selection (the question of which participants are expressed as subject, object, and other ... More


Perfective auxiliation in Italo-Romance: The complementarity of historical and modern cross-dialectal evidence*

Michele Loporcaro

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the history of the perfect auxiliaries ‘be’ and ‘have’ and their interaction in a range of Italo‐Romance dialects, and sets them in the broader context of the historical ... More


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