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Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks by Stela Manova

By Stela Manova

This quantity advances our figuring out of the way note constitution when it comes to affix ordering is prepared within the languages of the area. A principal factor in linguistic thought, affix ordering gets a lot recognition among the learn neighborhood, although so much experiences care for just one language. against this, the vast majority of the chapters during this quantity reflect on multiple language and supply info from typologically diversified languages, a few of that are tested for the 1st time. Many chapters specialise in situations of affix ordering that problem linguistic conception with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering, either one of that are proven to be neither infrequent nor regular simply of lesser-studied languages with risky grammatical association, as formerly assumed. The ebook additionally deals an specific dialogue at the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a spotlight on cellular affixation, and one at the emergence of affix ordering in baby language, the 1st of its sort within the literature. Repetitive operations, bad in lots of theories, are common in early baby language and appear to function trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. therefore, the amount additionally increases vital questions in regards to the basic structure of grammar and the character and unwanted side effects of our theoretical assumptions.

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Pustejovsky & Bouillon 1995, de Swart 1998). Susan is liking this play a great deal. Peter is believing in ghosts these days. Charles is being silly. Aspectual coercion can also be induced by adverbials, as in (20a–b). In (20a), suddenly triggers coercion of a state into an inception of state; in (20b), the accomplishment predicate acquires the iterative interpretation after combining with the durative adverbial for three hours. (20) a. Suddenly, I knew the answer. She played sonata for three hours.

Pustejovsky & Bouillon 1995, de Swart 1998). Susan is liking this play a great deal. Peter is believing in ghosts these days. Charles is being silly. Aspectual coercion can also be induced by adverbials, as in (20a–b). In (20a), suddenly triggers coercion of a state into an inception of state; in (20b), the accomplishment predicate acquires the iterative interpretation after combining with the durative adverbial for three hours. (20) a. Suddenly, I knew the answer. She played sonata for three hours.

But crucially, the scopal possibilities available for ‘quickly’ are exactly the same as in (52). 6). For some speakers it may be somewhat difficult to get readings where the adverbial modifies a subevent not associated with an overtly realized participant. 5) things are the other way around. However, taken together, examples in (53) suggest clearly that all the three subevents are ‘visible’ for the adverbial and can be modified independently from each other. This is exactly what happens with the double causative in (52), too, hence (52) and (53) provide us with significant evidence that eventstructurally, double causatives and double passives of intransitives are identical.

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