The Neo-Davidsonian Theory and its Rivals
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In this lecture, I will discuss three topics. First, I will discuss (in Section 3.1.) the semantics of passive sensitive adverbs. This topic will lead us to a discussion of the semantics of passivization (in Section 3.2.), and we will see an important application of the Unique Role Requirement when we study the interaction between passive sensitive adverbs and passivization.
KeywordsThematic Role Event Argument Indirect Object Existential Closure Passive Sentence
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