Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Paperback | June 7, 2012

EditorVioleta Demonte, Louise Mcnally

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This volume presents new work by leading researchers on central themes in the study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state. The book advances our understanding of these aspects of event structure by combining foundational semanticresearch with a series of case studies from a variety of languages.The book begins with an overview of the theoretical issues central to the volume, along with a brief presentation of the remaining chapters and the points of contact between them. The chapters, developed within several different theoretical perspectives, promote cross-theory as well ascross-linguistic comparison. The work will interest scholars and advanced students of morphology, syntax, semantics, and their interfaces. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition who are interested in the notions of telicity, change, and stativity.

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This volume presents new work by leading researchers on central themes in the study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state. The book advances our understanding of these aspects of event structure by combining foundational semanticresearch with a series of case studies from a varie...

Violeta Demonte is Research Professor of Linguistics at the Spanish National Research Council. Her research has mostly concentrated on the areas of syntax and lexical semantics. Among her research topics are complement clauses, the syntax and semantics of adjectives, NP structure, aspect in secondary predication, and syntactic variati...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693501

ISBN - 13:9780199693504

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1. Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally: IntroductionPart I: Foundational Aspects of Event Structure: Telicity, change, and state2. John Beavers: Lexical Aspect and Multiple Incremental Themes3. Susan Rothstein: Another Look at Accomplishments and Incrementality4. Christopher Kennedy: The Composition of Incremental Change5. Evie Malaia and Ronnie Wilbur: Telicity Expression in the Visual ModalityPart II: Event Structure in a Cross-categorial Perspective6. Andrew Koontz-Garboden: The Monotonicity Hypothesis7. Antonio Fabregas, Rafael Marin, and Louise McNally: From Psych Verbs to Nouns8. Berit Gehrke: Passive States9. Dongsik Lim and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta: The Syntax and Semantics of Inchoatives as Directed Motion: the case of Korean10. Jaume Mateu: Conflation and Incorporation Processes in Resultative Constructions11. William Snyder: Parameter Theory and Motion Predicates12. Maria Luisa Rivero and Ana Arregui: Building Involuntary States in SlavicBibliography