Syntax, Lexical Semantics, and Event Structure

Paperback | February 5, 2010

EditorMalka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, Ivy Sichel

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This book focuses on the linguistic representation of temporality in the verbal domain and its interaction with the syntax and semantics of verbs, arguments, and modifiers. Leading scholars explore the division of labour between syntax, compositional semantics, and lexical semantics in theencoding of event structure, encompassing event participants and the temporal properties associated with events. They examine the interface between event structure and the systems with which it interacts, including the interface between event structure and the syntactic realization of arguments andmodifiers. Deploying a variety of frameworks and theoretical perspectives they consider central issues and questions in the field, among them whether argument-structure is specified in the lexical entries of verbs or syntactically constructed so that syntactic position determines thematic status;whether the hierarchical structure evidenced in argument structure find parallels in sign language; should the relation between members of an alternation pair, such as the causative-inchoative alternation, be understood lexically or derivationally; and the role of syntactic category in determiningthe configuration of argument structure.

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This book focuses on the linguistic representation of temporality in the verbal domain and its interaction with the syntax and semantics of verbs, arguments, and modifiers. Leading scholars explore the division of labour between syntax, compositional semantics, and lexical semantics in theencoding of event structure, encompassing event...

Malka Rappaport Hovav teaches in the Department of Linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her books include Argument Realization (CUP 2005) and Unaccusativity (MIT Press 1995), written along with Beth Levin. Edit Doron teaches in the Department of Linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has written widely on...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, and Ivy Sichel: IntroductionPart I: Lexical Representation2. Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth levin: Reflections on Manner/Result Complementarity3. Adele E. Goldberg: Verbs, Constructions, and Semantic Frames4. Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport: Contact and Other Results5. Martin Everaert: The Lexical Encoding of IdiomsPart II: Argument Structure and the Compositional Construction of Predicates6. Irit Meir: The Emergence of Argument Structure in Two New Sign Languages7. Elizabeth Ritter and Sara Thomas Rosen: Animacy in Blackfoot Implications for Event Structure and Clause Structure8. Julia Horvath and Tal Siloni: Lexicon Versus Syntax Evidence From Morphological Causatives9. Artemis Alexiadou: On the Morphosyntax of (Anti-)Causative Verbs10. Idan Landau: Saturated Adjectives, Reified PropertiesPart III Syntactic and Semantic Composition of Event Structure11. Fred Landman and Susan Rothstein: Incremental homegeneity and the Semantics of Aspectual for-phrases12. Anita Mittwoch: Event Measurement and Containment13. Geoffrey Horrocks and melita Stavrou: Morphological Aspect and the Function and Distribution of Cognate Objects Across Languages14. Hagit Borer: Locales15. Nora Boneh and Edit Doron: Modal and Temporal Aspects of HabitualityReferencesIndex