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dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.authorChief, Liangcheng
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-25T22:23:39Z
dc.date.available2015-10-25T22:23:39Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationKoenig, Jean-Pierre and Liangcheng Chief. (2008) Scalarity and State-Changes in Mandarin (and other languages). in Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 7, O. Bonami and P. Cabredo Hofherr (eds.), pp.241-262.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/38564
dc.description.abstractOne of the goals of lexical semantics is to delineate the space of possiblemeanings, how it varies across language, and to compare that space with what we know of conceptual space. Vendler (1967), Dowty (1979), Carter (1976), Bach (1986), Talmy (2000), among others, have argued that the space of verb meanings can be divided into four quadrants. Verbs can describe states, processes, changes of state, or causal events. Individual verb meanings, then, differ in the constraints they impose on the base predicates (states and processes) and their arguments. Indidivudal verbs can, of course, be quite idiosyncratic in the constraints they impose on (induced) states and participants.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCSSPen_US
dc.subjectlexical semanticsen_US
dc.subjectconceptual spaceen_US
dc.subjectverb meaningsen_US
dc.subjectscalarityen_US
dc.subjectMandarin languageen_US
dc.titleScalarity and state changes in Mandarin (and other languages)en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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