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The point of talking is to describe the way the world is, the way it changes or stays the same. Verbs play a critical role in that endeavor. Intuitively, verbs (or, more precisely, verb senses) describe categories of ...
Intertextuality in the Digital Age
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
This paper describes a new digital approach to intertextual study involving the creation of a free online tool for the automatic detection of parallel phrases. A test comparison of Vergil’s Aeneid and Lucan’s Civil War ...
Argument structure of Oneida kinship terms
(University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Oneida (Iroquoian) kinship terms have both nominal and verbal properties, and the verbal nature of kinship terms explains why both arguments of the relation are morphologically expressed. However, the linking of the ...
Meaning and context: German aber and sondern
(CSLI Publications, 1998)
What is a possible word meaning? What is the range of meaning distinctions to which particular words can be sensitive? Such questions have been at the forefront of research in lexical semantics in recent years (see Talmy ...
Inside-out constraints and Description Languages for HPSG
(CSLI Publications, 1998)
An important contrast between most current syntactic frameworks and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar or Lexical Functional Grammar (hereafter HPSG and LFG respectively) is the common insistence of the latter two on the ...
French Relative Clauses as Secondary Predicates: A case study in Construction Theory
Two properties characterize sign-based, constructional theories such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Construction Grammar (CG). Firstly, phrases as well as words are organized in richly articulated ...
(CSLI Publications, 2014)
There are at least two distinct ways of conceiving of syntax: the set of rules that enable speakers and listeners to combine the meaning of expressions (compositional syntax), or the set of formal constraints on the ...
Focus particles, secondary meanings, and Lexical Resource Semantics: The case of Japanese 'shika'
(CSLI Publications, 2011)
Japanese has two exclusive particles shika and dake. Although traditionally, both particles were considered to be exclusive particles like only, a recent proposal claims that shika is an exceptive particle like everyone ...
Linking constructions vs. linking rules: evidence from French
(Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1993)
What is a perfect state?
(Cascadilla Press, 2004)
Although many previous studies have tried to explain the English perfect’s various readings, none of them have been entirely successful. In this article, we argue that the perfect is pragmatically, rather than semantically, ...