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Scalarity and state changes in Mandarin (and other languages)
One 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 ...
The interface between Syntax and Semantics
Semantic unity and constructional particularity: the French se faire construction
(Berkeley Linguistic Society, 1992)
French, as most o!her Romance languages, contains many non-coreferential uses of !he reflexive. The constructions involved are well-known and are in gener<ll studied in !he context of mono-clausal or uni-predicate ...
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 ...
Linking constructions vs. linking rules: evidence from French
(Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1993)
Type underspecification and On-line Type Construction in the Lexicon
Many recent lexical and syntactic theories have used TYPE HIERARCHIES to model linguistic generalizations, including valence alternations, morphological generalizations, subregularities, and positive exceptions ...
Retrieval of irregular polysemes: Evidence from priming and eye-movements
We provide behavioral and electrophysiological evidence that readers do not initially commit to a particular interpretation when retrieving irregular biased polysemes like OIL (car; cooking), whose senses differ in frequency ...
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 ...