Events and Grammar

Events and Grammar

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This volume covers a broad spectrum of research into the role of events in grammar. It addresses event arguments and thematic argument structure, the role of events in verbal aspectual distinctions, events and the distinction between stage and individual level predicates, and the role of events in the analysis of plurality and scope relations. It is of interest to scholars and students of theoretical linguistics, philosophers of language, computational linguists, and computer scientists.
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  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.67mm | 1,610g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • V, 386 p.
  • 0792349407
  • 9780792349402

Table of contents

1. Introduction; S. Rothstein. 2. Generalizing Tense Semantics for Future Contexts; D. Abusch. 3. Thematic Roles and the Individuation of Events; G. Carlson. 4. Plurality of Mass Nouns and the Notion of `Semantic Parameter'; G. Chierchia. 5. Progressives, States and Backgrounding; S. Glasbey. 6. An Overt Syntactic Marker for Genericity in Hebrew; Y. Greenberg. 7. On Generic and Existential Bare Plurals and the Classification of Predicates; K.E. Kiss. 8. Scope or Pseudoscope? Are there Wide-Scope Indefinites? A. Kratzer. 9. The Origins of Telicity; M. Krifka. 10. Plurals and Maximalization; F. Landman. 11. Events in the Semantics of Collectivizing Adverbials; P. Lasersohn. 12. Stativity and Theticity; L. McNally. 13. Cognate Objects as Reflections of Davidsonian Event Arguments; A. Mittwoch. 14. Subject-Oriented Adverbs are Thematically Dependent; A.Z. Wyner. 15. Aspect Shift; S. Zucchi. Index.
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