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Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

by Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Tova Rapoport


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This collection of new work focuses on issues at the lexicon-syntax interface. It presents innovative analyses of theoretical issues of aspectual interpretation in a variety of languages. The authors address questions such as to what extent can variation in verbal meaning, and thematic information can be determined in the syntax, and how the interpretation of various syntactic constructions is derived, once lexical information is minimized. A subset of the articles develops theories that take as their starting point the lexical-syntactic framework of the late Ken Hale and Jay Keyser, prominent among which is their own chapter.

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ISBN-13: 9780199280438
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/11/2005
Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics Series , #10
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Ben-Gurion University

Ben-Gurion University

Table of Contents

1. From Lexical Roots to Syntax
1. Introduction
2. Aspect and the Syntax of Argument Structure, Ken Hale and Samuel Jay Keyser
3. How do Verbs Get their Names? Denominal Verbs, Manner Incorporation and the Ontology of Verb Roots in English, Heidi Harley
4. Path Predicates, Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport
2. Event Structure and Feature Projections
5. Tense, Person, and Transitivity, Jacqueline Gueron
6. Complex Aspectual Structure in Hindi/Urdu, Miriam Butt and Gillian Ramchand
7. The Aspect of Agency, Edit Doron
8. Agents and Causes in Malagasy and Tagalog, Lisa Travis
9. Event Structure and Morphosyntax in Navajo, Carlota S. Smith
3. Lexical Restrictions on Syntax
10. Constructions, Lexical Semantics and the Correspondence Principle: Accounting for Generalizations and Subregularities in the Realization of Arguments, Adele E. Goldberg
11. Unspecified Arguments in Episodic and Habitual Sentences, Anita Mittwoch
12. Resultatives under the 'Event-Argument Homomorphism' Model of Telicity, Stephen Wechsler
13. Change of State Verbs: Implications for Theories of Argument Projection, Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin

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