About this book
This detailed, perceptive addition to the linguistics literature analyzes the semantic components of event predicates, exploring their fine-grained elements as well as their agency in linguistic processing. The papers go beyond pure semantics to consider their varying influences of event predicates on argument structure, aspect, scalarity, and event structure.
The volume shows how advances in the linguistic theory of event predicates, which have spawned Davidsonian and neo-Davidsonian notions of event arguments, in addition to ‘event structure’ frameworks and mereological models for the eventuality domain, have sidelined research on specific sets of entailments that support a typology of event predicates. Addressing this imbalance in the literature, the work also presents evidence indicating a more complex role for scalar structures than currently assumed. It will enrich the work of semanticists, psycholinguists, and syntacticians with a decompositional approach to verb phrase structure.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates
- Series Title Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
- Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Linguist.,Phil.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5983-1
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-5982-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9801-4
- eBook ISBN 978-94-007-5983-1
- Series ISSN 0924-4662
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 252
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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