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Selected functions

  • Jane Simpson
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 23)

Abstract

Which grammatical functions a language may have depends on at least four factors. First, what arguments do argument-taking predicates require to be expressed in the syntax? Second, what arguments do argument-taking predicates allow or require to be expressed in a single word? Third, what constraints does the language place on what may be an argument? Fourth, what other participants and clauses does the language allow to be linked into a clause containing a argument-taking predicate?

Keywords

Semantic Role Indirect Object Transitive Verb Grammatical Function Motion Verb 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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