By Hans C. Boas

ISBN-10: 157586407X

ISBN-13: 9781575864075

Delivering a unified answer in the frameworks of building Grammar and body Semantics, Hans Boas develops an account of resultative buildings in English through grouping them in sessions: conventionalized and non-conventionalized. The usage-based version used the following proposes that every specific feel of a verb constitutes a conventionalized mini-construction, that's the most important info for the licensing of arguments. against this, verbs in non-conventionalized resultative structures can collect a unique that means and thereby a brand new syntactic body. English and German resultatives are in comparison to illustrate the precise lexical polysemy networks of English and German verbs.

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The second type of information , off-stage information. may only be realized linguisticaIl y given the proper contextual conditions b饵ause it is conceptuaIly less salient. Then , 1 propose a splitting approach towards the description of verbal semantics. On this yiew , each sense of a verb is represented by its own rich idiosyncratic ‘ packet of semantic information' (an event-frame). It includes information about event participants , force-dynamic relations (Talmy 2∞0) between event participants , temporal information, world knowledge.

Having summarized the main differences between complement and adjunct SCs , we now turn our attention to a number of different approaches arguing for an analysis of resultatives in terms of either complement or a司junct SCs. 8In the Princìples and Parameters framework , semantic predication relations are expressed in tenns of theta-m缸king. It is assurned that verbs lexical1y r吨uire a certain number of 缸'gu­ men也 ωwhich they assign theta-roles at some Je vel of representation. ) was aimed at insuring that each of a verb's arguments received a theta-role.

The second type of information , off-stage information. may only be realized linguisticaIl y given the proper contextual conditions b饵ause it is conceptuaIly less salient. Then , 1 propose a splitting approach towards the description of verbal semantics. On this yiew , each sense of a verb is represented by its own rich idiosyncratic ‘ packet of semantic information' (an event-frame). It includes information about event participants , force-dynamic relations (Talmy 2∞0) between event participants , temporal information, world knowledge.

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