The verb class markers -ta- and -pa- , I argue, are verbalizers of precategorial roots, while -da- and -wa- are shown to serve, among other functions, as anticausativizers. Animacy effects in language production: from mental models to formulator. Handwerker, Brigitte 2015 , Konstruktionen im L2-Lernformat: Orts-und Zustandsveränderungen in der Rezeption und Produktion des Deutschen als Fremdsprache. Als Beispiele dienen Sequenzen mit Partizipien der so genannten psychischen Wirkungsverben sowie Resultativkonstruktionen im Deutschen. Contradictory clauses elicited equivalently accurate contradiction judgments to short passive and intransitive agent contradictory sentences and nonagent contradictory controls.
On the origin of thematic role types. In the constructions under consideration, an agentive entity - just like in passives - is suppressed by grammatical means. Piñ o ´ n, Christopher 2000. As will be shown, it is only under specific contextual conditions that a construal of the corresponding argument is coerced. Drei Konjunktionen — drei lexikalische Klassen. Have you ever told a lie? The issues concern the componential analysis of word meanings, the conceptual primitives, word definitions, the acquisition of word meaning, the conceptual dissection of messages, context dependence of word meaning, decomposition for syntactic encoding, word-to-phrase synonymy, hyperonymy, hyponymy, and the locus of decomposition.
We start by briefly outlining the rationale of gathering judgements at all, given that this data type has been questioned so often in the literature. By studying comprehension of deverbal nominals the current study extends the scope of previous experimental work on lexical semantics that has been primarily concerned with verbs. The central idea at the basis of the Unaccusative Hypothesis is that the surface subject of a class of intransitives really is, at some level, an object. Paper presented at the Archictures-and-Mechanisms-for-Language-Processing confer-ence. Three experiments were conducted to resolve this question. Three: Lexical Conceptual Structures and Aspectual Roles. In the second part the conceptual structures underlying decausative verbs are determined.
In: Linguistische Berichte 195, 373—279. A Government and Binding Approach. And when Jan subsequently commits suicide, and the violin disappears, Fox investigates, discovering that a great many people had special claims on Jan. The characteristic Decausative interpretation arises due to the internal argument being a non-volitional Causer rather than an Agent. If so, they might be a means of making grammar acquisition easier for the child, they might explain certain other typological and acquisitional observations, and they may lead to an account of contrasts between unaccusative and unergative intransitive verbs that does not rely on deriving unaccusatives from underlying direct objects.
In Festschrift fü Heinz Vater, Christa Dü rscheid, Monika Schwarz, and Karl-Ramers eds. A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure, Cognitive Theory of Language and Culture. Linguistische Berichte 191, 299-243 2002 Middle voice and control in Fula. The paper proposes an account treating Decausatives in a unified manner with other uses of the reflexive marker in Slavic. A semantics for unaccusatives and its syntactic consequences. Some Phenomena Illustrating the Modularity of Lexical Conceptual Structures and Aspectual Roles. Durch den methodologischen Vergleich verschiedener grammatischer und semantischer Modelle kristallisiert sich schließlich ein strukturalistischer Ansatz als die probate Grundlage heraus für einen Übergang zwischen der sich direkt anschließenden Lesartendifferenzierung und dem interdisziplinären Teil der Arbeit.
One: Linking Syntactic Argument Positions and Aspectual Roles. On the basis of several grammatical tests it is argued that decausatives in comparison to passives do not grammatically encode any causal component. Journal of Semantics 12, 1995. This paper provides a detailed description and analysis of Ulwa Misumalpan; Nicara- gua verb class morphology. He keeps shifting the blame: First he says it was an elephant, but no he meant a mouse.
The book demonstrates that paying close attention to the kind of speech acts legal directives are, and how they determine the content of the law, enables a better understanding of the boundaries between normative and linguistic determinants of legal content. A seemingly straightforward analysis is that the anticausative has the same meaning as the causative, save that the causative semantics and causer argument has been deleted see e. The proper treatment of ''measuring out''. On the contrary, for a theory of word retrieval there are, instead, good reasons to prefer nondecomposition to decomposition. The Non-Measuring Constraint on External Arguments. It argues that this semantics sheds light on phenomena previously unaccounted for pertaining to the interaction of unaccusatives and reflexives and to aspectual properties of unaccusatives and leads to a new formulation of the aux-selection process in Italian, superior to the options currently available.
Each animal would leave home every day for work. Mechanisms and Performances, Friedhart Klix and Herbert Hagendorf eds. Constituency modality, epistemic, emotion 4. This paper investigates the semantics of derived statives, deverbal adjectives that fail to entail there to have been a preceding temporal event of the kind named by the verb they are derived from, e. It is further argued that the analysis can be restated in pragmatic terms, providing an argument for presuppositions applying solely to the sentence-internal level. Beiträge zu Ehren von Ewald Lang -- Papers in Honor of Ewald Lang. Finally, the regularities behind the alternation are defined.