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Invariance in argument realization: The case of Iroquoian
(Linguistic Society of America, 2015)
The relevance of the concepts of local syntactic selection and constraints on locally selected dependents in modeling how arguments are syntactically realized has been virtually unchallenged and is assumed to be universal. ...
From frame semantics to constructional syntax: the case of scalar predicates
(Cornell University, 1992)
The semantics and argument-structure of events and situations has received a lot of attention in the last twenty years, since the introduction of thematic roles by Gruber and Fillmore. By comparison, lexical items denoting ...
What does it mean to be a dependent?
(CSLI Publications, 2003)
This paper shows that the Gerund Phrase (GP) in the Spanish Gerund Construction (e.g., El jefe entr´o a su oficina corriendo, lit. ‘The boss entered his office running’) is sometimes a complement (in SGCC) and sometimes ...
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 ...