Event Structure and the Left Periphery

Event Structure and the Left Periphery

Katalin Kiss, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, has brought together in this volume substantial new results in a novel field of research. The text analyzes the syntactic and semantic consequences of event structure.

Author: Katalin É. Kiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402047558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Katalin Kiss, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, has brought together in this volume substantial new results in a novel field of research. The text analyzes the syntactic and semantic consequences of event structure. The studies contained in this volume test the hypothesis that event structure correlates with a number of things, including word order, the presence or absence of the verbal particle, and the [+/- specific] feature of the internal argument.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexical Semantics Syntax and Event Structure

Lexical Semantics  Syntax  and Event Structure

Event Structure and the Left Periphery: Studies on Hungarian. Springer. —— (2007) 'Verbs of creation', in Johannes Do ̈lling, Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow, and Martin Schäfer (eds.), Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation.

Author: Malka Rappaport Hovav

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199544325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 401

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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 the encoding 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 and modifiers. 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 determining the configuration of argument structure.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Adverbial Clauses Main Clause Phenomena and Composition of the Left Periphery

Adverbial Clauses  Main Clause Phenomena  and Composition of the Left Periphery

The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8 Liliane Haegeman ... 5) Table 4.3 Typology ofadverbial clauses Conjunction Central adverbial clause: Event structure Peripheral adverbial clause: Discourse structure (Al)though ...

Author: Liliane Haegeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199858781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages.
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Adverbs and Adverbial Adjuncts at the Interfaces

Adverbs and Adverbial Adjuncts at the Interfaces

Event Structure and the Left Periphery. Studies on Hungarian, 17– 56. Dordrecht: Springer. 2006b From the grammaticalization of viewpoint aspect to the grammaticaliza- tion of situation aspect. In: Katalin E ́. Kiss (ed.) ...

Author: Katalin É Kiss

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110214031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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This book aims to clarify - on the basis of mainly Hungarian data - basic issues concerning the category 'adverb', the function 'adverbial', and the grammar of adverbial modification. It argues for the PP analysis of adverbials, and claims that they enter the derivation via left- and right-adjunction. Their merge-in position is determined by the interplay of syntactic, semantic, and prosodic factors. The semantically motivated constraints discussed also include a type restriction affecting adverbials semantically incorporated into the verbal predicate, an obligatory focus position for scalar a.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Pustejovsky, J. (1991) The syntax of event structure. Cognition 41: 47–81. ... Ramchand, G. (1997) Aspect and Predication: The Semantics of Argument Structure. ... Rizzi, L. (1997) The Wne structure of the left periphery.

Author: Nikolas Gisborne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191573620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This book makes an original contribution to the understanding of perception verbs and the treatment of argument structure, and offers new insights on lexical causation, evidentiality, and processes of cognition. Perception verbs - such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, and listen - present unresolved problems for theories of lexical semantics. This book examines the relations between their semantics and syntactic behaviour, the different kinds of polysemy they exhibit, and the role of evidentiality in verbs like seem and sound. In unravelling their complexity Nikolas Gisborne looks closely at their meanings, modality, semantic relatedness, and irregularity. He frames his exposition in Word Grammar, and draws extensively on work in cognitive linguistics and construction grammar. After an opening chapter explaining the nature of the issues, Dr Gisborne presents a concise introduction to Word Grammar. He then considers the implications of his approach for a general theory of event structure. He looks at how the framework may be applied to causation, argument linking, and the modelling of polysemy. He examines the semantic similarities and differences between listen- and hear-class verbs, and analyses the cognate patterns of sound-class verbs. He concludes by drawing together his findings and exploring their implications for linguistic theory. Clearly and readably written, with each point of the argument illustrated with well-chosen examples, this book will appeal to linguists of all theoretical persuasions at graduate level and above.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contrastiveness in Information Structure Alternatives and Scalar Implicatures

Contrastiveness in Information Structure  Alternatives and Scalar Implicatures

2006a. Definiteness effect verbs. In: Event structure and the left periphery, ed. Katalin É. Kiss, 75–90. Dordrecht: Springer Piñón, Christopher. 2006b. Weak and strong accomplishments. In: Event structure and the left periphery, ed.

Author: Chungmin Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319101064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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A group of authors containing both leading authorities and young researchers addresses a number of issues of contrastiveness, polarity items and exhaustivity, quantificational expressions and the implicatures they generate, and the interaction between semantic operators and speech acts. The 19 contributions provide insights on the interplay between semantics and pragmatics. The volume’s reach is cross-linguistic and takes an unorthodox multi-paradigm approach. Languages studied range from European languages including Hungarian and Russian to East Asian languages such as Japanese and Korean, with rich data on focus and discourse particles. This volume contributes to a major area of research in linguistics of the last decade, and provides novel, state-of-the-art views on some of the central topics in linguistic research, and will appeal to an audience of graduate and advanced undergraduate researchers in linguistics, philosophy of language and computational linguistics.
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The Morphosyntax of Transitions

The Morphosyntax of Transitions

A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages Víctor Acedo-Matellán. Di Sciullo, Anna-Maria (1997). ... Event Structure and the Left Periphery. ... On the structure of resultative participles in English, Linguistic Inquiry 35: 355-92.

Author: Víctor Acedo-Matellán

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191047947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book examines the cross-linguistic expression of changes of location or state, taking as a starting point Talmy's typological generalization that classifies languages as either 'satellite-framed' or 'verb-framed'. In verb-framed languages, such as those of the Romance family, the result state or location is encoded in the verb. In satellite-framed languages, such as English or Latin, the result state or location is encoded in a non-verbal element. These languages can be further subdivided into weak satellite-framed languages, in which the element expressing result must form a word with the verb, and strong satellite-framed languages, in which it is expressed by an independent element: an adjective, a prepositional phrase or a particle. In this volume, Víctor Acedo-Matellán explores the similarities between Latin and Slavic in their expression of events of transition: neither allows the expression of complex adjectival resultative constructions and both express the result state or location of a complex transition through prefixes. They are therefore analysed as weak satellite-framed languages, along with Ancient Greek and some varieties of Mandarin Chinese, and stand in contrast to strong satellite-framed languages such as English, the Germanic languages in general, and Finno-Ugric. This variation is expressed in terms of the morphological properties of the head that expresses transition, which is argued to be affixal in weak but not in strong satellite-framed languages. The author takes a neo-constructionist approach to argument structure, which accounts for the verbal elasticity shown by Latin, and a Distributed Morphology approach to the syntax-morphology interface.
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Tense Aspect Modality and Evidentiality

Tense  Aspect  Modality  and Evidentiality

In Event Structure and the Left Periphery – Studies on Hungarian, Katalina É. Kiss (ed.), 17–56. Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-4755-8_2 Klein, Wolfgang. 1994. Time and Language. London: Routledge. Krifka, Manfred. 1998.

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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After an introductory chapter that provides an overview to theoretical issues in tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality, this volume presents a variety of original contributions that are firmly empirically-grounded based on elicited or corpus data, while adopting different theoretical frameworks. Thus, some chapters rely on large diachronic corpora and provide new qualitative insight on the evolution of TAM systems through quantitative methods, while others carry out a collostructional analysis of past-tensed verbs using inferential statistics to explore the lexical grammar of verbs. A common goal is to uncover semantic regularities and variation in the TAM systems of the languages under study by taking a close look at context. Such a fine-grained approach contributes to our understanding of the TAM systems from a typological perspective. The focus on well-known Indo-European languages (e.g. French, German, English, Spanish) and also on less commonly studied languages (e.g. Hungarian, Estonian, Avar, Andi, Tagalog) provides a valuable cross-linguistic perspective.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Concepts Frames and Cascades in Semantics Cognition and Ontology

Concepts  Frames and Cascades in Semantics  Cognition and Ontology

Scalar complexity and the structure of events. In J. Dölling, T. Heyde-Zybatow, & M. Schäfer (Eds.), Event structures in Linguistic form and interpretation, language, ... In K. É. Kiss (Ed.), Event structure and the left periphery.

Author: Sebastian Löbner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030502003

Category: Cognitive grammar

Page: 486

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This open access book presents novel theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production and understanding, and other manifestations of cognition. One fundamental question raised in the text is whether requisite knowledge structures can be adequately modeled by means of a uniform representational format, and if so, what exactly is its nature. Frames are a key topic covered which have had a strong impact on the exploration of knowledge representations in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics; cascades are a novel development in frame theory. Other key subject areas explored are: concepts and categorization, the experimental investigation of mental representation, as well as cognitive analysis in semantics. This book is of interest to students, researchers, and professionals working on cognition in the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.
Categories: Cognitive grammar

Events of Putting and Taking

Events of Putting and Taking

Learning to express motion events in English and Korean. Cognition 41183—121. E. Kiss, K. 2006. Aims and background. In: Event Structure and the Left Periphery [Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 68], K. E. Kiss (ed.) ...

Author: Anetta Kopecka

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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Events of putting things in places, and removing them from places, are fundamental activities of human experience. But do speakers of different languages construe such events in the same way when describing them? This volume investigates placement and removal event descriptions from 18 areally, genetically, and typologically diverse languages. Each chapter describes the lexical and grammatical means used to describe such events, and further investigates one of the following themes: syntax-semantics mappings, lexical semantics, and asymmetries in the encoding of placement versus removal events. The chapters demonstrate considerable crosslinguistic variation in the encoding of this domain, as well as commonalities, e.g. in the semantic distinctions that recur across languages, and in the asymmetric treatment of placement versus removal events. This volume provides a significant contribution within the emerging field of semantic typology, and will be of interest to researchers interested in the language-cognition interface, including linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and philosophers.
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Information Structure

Information Structure

Event structure and the left periphery. Dordrecht: Springer, 201–25. (2006c). “Jól megoldottuk? Rosszul oldottuk meg? Az összefoglaló és a kirekeszt ̋o kifejezést tartalmazó mondatok szórendjének magyarázata”. Magyar Nyelv 102: 442–58.

Author: Malte Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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A collection of overviews of approaches to the formal expression of information structure in natural language and its interaction with general principles of human cognition and communication.
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Approaches to Hungarian

Approaches to Hungarian

Universals in comparative morphology: suppletion, superlatives, and the structure of words. ... The Nanosyntax of Case: University of Tromsø, CASTL dissertation. Chomsky, Noam. 1993. ... Event structure and the left periphery.

Author: Harry van der Hulst

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265531

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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This volume contains a selection of papers from the 12th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (Leiden, 2015). The contributions cover a wide range of topics and their significance in generative theorizing. The papers about morphosyntax focus on the formation of comparative clauses, the behavior of particle verbs, scope taking in deverbal nominal constructions, measure constructions, classifier constructions, the mass/count distinction as well as focus and quantifier scope. The papers about phonology investigate coexisting patterns of variation in vowel harmony, the representational account of vowel harmony and the nature of heteromorphemic vowel sequences. While the focus of the volume is on Hungarian, comparison is made with several other languages, such as English, German and Portuguese among others. The broad range of topics discussed in this volume will appeal both to scholars working on Hungarian and to a general audience of generative linguists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Prepositions Case and Verbal Prefixes

Prepositions  Case and Verbal Prefixes

In The Oxford Handbook of Case, Andrej Malchukov & Andrew Spencer (eds), 609–625. Oxford: OUP. Csirmaz, Aniko. 2006. Particles and a two component theory of aspect. In Event Structure and the Left Periphery of Hungarian, Katalin É. Kiss ...

Author: Petr Biskup

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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This monograph is concerned with prepositional elements in Slavic languages, prepositions, verbal prefixes and functional elements of prepositional nature. It argues that verbal prefixes are incorporated prepositions projecting their argument structure in the complement of the verbal root and that their meaning is based on the two-argument meaning of prepositions, enriched with the CAUSE operator. The book investigates idiomaticity in the realm of prefixed verbs and proposes a novel analysis of non-compositional prefixed verbs based on the operation of predicate transfer. It also offers a uniform analysis of cases. Prepositional as well as non-prepositional cases are treated as a reflection of the agreement operation, whereat the type of prepositional case is determined by semantic properties of the decomposed preposition. Furthermore, it examines prepositions from a diachronic perspective and argues that they can be grammaticalised as future markers under certain circumstances.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Person Case and Agreement

Person  Case  and Agreement

Event structure and the left periphery: Studies on Hungarian, 75–90. Dordrecht: Springer. Polinsky, Maria & Eric Potsdam. 2001. Long-distance agreement and topic in Tsez. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 19(3).

Author: Andras Barany

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198804185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book provides both language-specific and cross-linguistic comparative analyses of phenomena relating to person, case and case-marking, and agreement. It offers an explicit and detailed analysis of differential object marking in Hungarian, and shows that the same general type of analysis can account for related phenomena in unrelated languages such as Kashmiri and Sahaptin. In Hungarian, the person of both the subject and the object determines verbal morphology, while in Kashmiri and Sahaptin, person determines object case-marking and subject case-marking, respectively. Andras Barany adopts broadly the same analysis for these three languages, focusing on how person and agreement influence case-marking. In contrast, the final chapters examine how case-marking influences agreement and show how to account for both orders of interaction. Finally, the author discusses typological generalizations based on the interaction of case and agreement and shows how only the attested patterns of case-marking and agreement in ditransitive clauses are predicted. The book combines data from eight different language families with theory and explicit analyses, and will be of interest to both formal and data-oriented linguists and typologists alike.
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The Universal Structure of Categories

The Universal Structure of Categories

The structure of derived nouns and verbs in Malagasy: A syntactic account. Unpublished ms., McGill University, Montreal. ... X-Bar Syntax: A Study of Phrase Structure. ... Event Structure and the Left Periphery: Studies on Hungarian.

Author: Martina Wiltschko

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107038516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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Using data from a variety of languages, this book explores a range of grammatical categories and constructions, including tense, aspect, subjunctive, case and demonstratives. It presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure

The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure

His research focuses on theoretical syntax, prosody, and their interplay with information structure. ... of Hungarian (CUP 2002), Discourse-Configurational Languages (OUP 1995), Event Structure and the Left Periphery (Springer 2006), ...

Author: Caroline Féry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199642670

Category:

Page: 800

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This book provides linguists with a clear, critical, and comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental work on information structure. Leading researchers survey the main theories of information structure in syntax, phonology, and semantics as well as perspectives from psycholinguistics and other relevant fields. Following the editors' introduction the book is divided into four parts. The first, on theories of and theoretical perspectives on information structure, includes chapters on topic, prosody, and implicature. Part 2 covers a range of current issues in the field, including focus, quantification, and sign languages, while Part 3 is concerned with experimental approaches to information structure, including processes involved in its acquisition and comprehension. The final part contains a series of linguistic case studies drawn from a wide variety of the world's language families. This volume will be the standard guide to current work in information structure and a major point of departure for future research.
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Micro change and Macro change in Diachronic Syntax

Micro change and Macro change in Diachronic Syntax

... London in 1996 and is the author of The Event Structure of Perception Verbs ( Oxford University Press , 2010 ) . ... Discourse - Configurational Languages ( Oxford University Press , 1995 ) , Event Structure and the Left Periphery ...

Author: Eric Mathieu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191065026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The chapters in this volume address the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more than the specification of the grammatical properties of a set of lexical items. Accordingly, grammar change must reduce to lexical change. And yet these micro-changes can cumulatively alter the typological character of a language (a macro-change). A central puzzle in diachronic syntax is how to relate macro-changes to micro-changes. Several chapters in this volume describe specific micro-changes: changes in the syntactic properties of a particular lexical item or class of lexical items. Other chapters explore links between micro-change and macro-change, using devices such as grammar competition at the individual and population level, recurring diachronic pathways, and links between acquisition biases and diachronic processes. This book is therefore a great companion to the recent literature on the micro- versus macro-approaches to parameters in synchronic syntax. One of its important contributions is the demonstration of how much we can learn about synchronic linguistics through the way languages change: the case studies included provide diachronic insight into many syntactic constructions that have been the target of extensive recent synchronic research, including tense, aspect, relative clauses, stylistic fronting, verb second, demonstratives, and negation. Languages discussed include several archaic and contemporary Romance and Germanic varieties, as well as Greek, Hungarian, and Chinese, among many others.
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Discourse and Grammar

Discourse and Grammar

... 1997 The internal syntax ofthe Dutch extended adjectival projection. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 15: 289I368. Csirmaz, Aniké 2006 Accusative case and aspect. In: Katalin Kiss (ed), Event Structure and the Left Periphery: ...

Author: Günther Grewendorf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614511601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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Bringing together papers from various subfields of theoretical linguistics, this volume gives a representative glimpse of current research on form and function in grammar. Its overarching topic is as old as it is hot: the relation between the major clause types as determined in syntax, and their canonical or idiosyncratic roles in discourse as characterized in pragmatic terms. Though none of the papers addresses this topic in its full breadth, they can all be seen to make their specific contributions to it, scrutinizing the pertinent aspects of the grammatical interfaces and elaborating detailed case studies. The first part of this collection comprises three papers (by Asher, Portner, and van Rooy & Franke) devoted to the semantics/pragmatics interface. The second part, with contributions by Rizzi, Saito, and Belletti, deals with the question of how the constitution of sentence types can be related to properties of functional categories in the clausal periphery.The last four papers (Bošković, van Riemsdijk, Bauke & Roeper, Williams) concern the interaction of lexical elements and clausal functional categories, revealing unexpected parallels between clause structure and the internal structure, particularly in lexical categories.
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The Syntax of Surprise

The Syntax of Surprise

French: Communication and Cognition. Kayne, R. S. 1994. The Antisymmetry of Syntax. Cambridge (MA): Linguistic Inquiry Monographs. Kiss, K. É. 2006. Event Structure and the Left Periphery: Studies on Hungarian. Berlin: Springer.

Author: Matteo Greco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527543782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Negation is a universal syntactic phenomenon only employed in human languages. People use negative sentences in everyday conversations, and they display complex semantic and syntactic properties when doing so. Crucially, some languages employ negative sentences to assert affirmative and surprise propositions. A clear example of this is offered by Italian, as in: ‘E non (not) mi è scesa dal treno Maria?!’ (‘Maria got off the train!’). This special type of negation is called surprise negation, and it belongs to the class of expletive negation. This book sheds light on this puzzling phenomenon, by means of a theoretical analysis and an experimental study. It explores the contexts, mainly syntactic, in which negation receives its expletive interpretation, and considers whether expletive negation is grammatically distinct from standard negation.
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Elements of Comparative Syntax

Elements of Comparative Syntax

Event structure and the left periphery. [Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory]. Dordrecht: Springer. É.Kiss, Katalin. 2011. On a type of counterfactual construction. In Catherine O. Ringen and Tibor Lácsko (eds.) ...

Author: Enoch Aboh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501504037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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This volume brings together a selection of articles illustrating the multifaceted nature of current research in generative syntax. The authors, including some of the leading figures in the field, present analyses of typologically diverse languages, with some studies drawing on dialectal, acquisitional and diachronic evidence. Set against this rich empirical background, the contributions address an equally wide range of theoretical issues.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines