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By Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402030320

ISBN-13: 9781402030321

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ISBN-13: 9781402030338

The learn of the linguistic reflexes of point has been an energetic box of analysis in a variety of sub-disciplines of linguistics, corresponding to syntax, semantics (including discourse concept) and acquisition experiences. despite the fact that, conversation and dissemination of effects throughout those a variety of subfields has frequently been oblique. the several angles introduced jointly supply us a finished photo of the illustration of point within the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers during this quantity signify the result of a workshop at the syntax, semantics and acquisition of element held in 2002 whose function was once to foment lively cross-disciplinary verbal exchange. many of the papers research the syntactic illustration of lexical or scenario element, whereas others specialise in the syntactic interplay of lexical element with grammatical element, and of grammatical element and stressful. different papers learn the position of element in discourse representations, whereas a 3rd staff of papers experiences on result of empirical stories at the acquisition of point in either first and moment language acquisition, and styles of lack of morphosyntactic reflexes of element in language attrition.

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Some apples, as formed by the #P function, should give rise to telicity, while apples, which lacks such individuals within its denotation, should fail to do so. To see what effect the 'formation of individuals' may have, it might be worth while to consider some of the formal treatments of nominals and telicity, reviewing some of their merits and demerits. Such a review in fact indicates that the claim that apples does not consist of singular apples, but more than three apples does, can resolve a number of rather tenacious problems for the interaction between telicity and nominal structure.

No constraints on what can serve as a topic. , sentences with a subject and a base-generated topic) are pervasive 'in topic-prominent languages, but rare or unattested in pure subject-prominent languages. As noted in (25f), one salient characteristic of topic prominent languages is the existence of so-called "double subject" sentences containing both a topic and a subject. It is important to point out that the topic is not a theta-marked argument, but is rather an extra element that indicates what the sentence is about.

In the absence of any event information, the organization of the clause is determined almost exclusively by discourse considerations (note that the thematic hierarchy plays a marginal role). A topic is obligatory in Lisu because tense and aspect are completely laclung in inherent content, and Top (not Tense or Asp) has an EPP feature. 5. DISCOURSE ORIENTATION VS. EVENT ORIENTATION To conclude, we have argued that some languages organize their arguments according to the type of event denoted by the clause.

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