The Syntax Of Aspect: Deriving Thematic And Aspectual Interpretation

Paperback | September 16, 2005

EditorNomi Erteschik-Shir, Tova Rapoport

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This book investigates the way grammar deals with the representation of aspectual (aktionsart) concepts, focussing on issues of the lexicon-syntax interface. The authors' innovative analyses of this interface significantly advance our understanding of the role that syntax plays in determiningverbal meaning, aspectual interpretation, and thematic information. Various theories are developed in this collection, including those that take as their starting point the lexical-syntactic framework of Hale and Keyser, prominent among which is the chapter by Hale and Keyser themselves. By examining different phenomena in a cross-linguistic perspective, this book develops insights into the general theoretical question of universal grammar and acquisition as well as into the specific nature of the lexicon-syntax interface. It is a major contribution to modern syntactictheory.

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This book investigates the way grammar deals with the representation of aspectual (aktionsart) concepts, focussing on issues of the lexicon-syntax interface. The authors' innovative analyses of this interface significantly advance our understanding of the role that syntax plays in determiningverbal meaning, aspectual interpretation, an...

Nomi Erteschik-Shir is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Her publications include The Dynamics of Focus Structure (1997). She is writing The Syntax-Discourse Interface: Information Structure (forthcoming in Oxford Surveys in Syntax and Morphology). Tova Rapop...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:September 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 From Lexical Roots to Syntax1. Introduction2. Ken Hale and Samuel Jay Keyser: Aspect and the Syntax of Argument Structure3. Heidi Harley: How do Verbs Get their Names? Denominal Verbs, Manner Incorporation and the Ontology of Verb Roots in English4. Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport: Path Predicates2 Event Structure and Feature Projections5. Jacqueline Gueron: Tense, Person, and Transitivity6. Miriam Butt and Gillian Ramchand: Complex Aspectual Structure in Hindi/Urdu7. Edit Doron: The Aspect of Agency8. Lisa Travis: Agents and Causes in Malagasy and Tagalog9. Carlota S. Smith: Event Structure and Morphosyntax in Navajo3 Lexical Restrictions on Syntax10. Adele E. Goldberg: Constructions, Lexical Semantics and the Correspondence Principle: Accounting for Generalizations and Subregularities in the Realization of Arguments11. Anita Mittwoch: Unspecified Arguments in Episodic and Habitual Sentences12. Stephen Wechsler: Resultatives under the 'Event-Argument Homomorphism' Model of Telicity13. Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin: Change of State Verbs: Implications for Theories of Argument ProjectionReferences