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Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations A Case Study of Dutch and Its Acquisition

Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations: A Case Study of Dutch and Its Acquisition

1st Edition

By Angeliek Van Hout
July 08, 2016

Using both theoretical and language acquisition arguments, this study proposes a new model of the lexicon-syntax interface defined in terms of checking event-semantic features. The research is based on Dutch verbs and their possible verb frames (intransitive, transitive, etc.) and two studies of ...

Syntactic Form and Discourse Function in Natural Language Generation

Syntactic Form and Discourse Function in Natural Language Generation

1st Edition

By Cassandre Creswell
June 22, 2016

Users of natural languages have many word orders with which to encode the same truth-conditional meaning. They choose contextually appropriate strings from these many ways with little conscious effort and with effective communicative results. Previous computational models of when English speakers ...

Category Neutrality A Type-Logical Investigation

Category Neutrality: A Type-Logical Investigation

1st Edition

By Neil Whitman
May 13, 2016

"Feature neutrality" is an issue that has received much attention among linguists. For example, consider the sentence, "I have never, and will never, put my name on this document." Here, the verb 'put' acts simultaneously as a past participle (as in "have never put") and a base form (as in "will ...

Constraints on Reflexivization in Mandarin Chinese

Constraints on Reflexivization in Mandarin Chinese

1st Edition

By Haihua Pan
May 13, 2016

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Distinctiveness, Coercion and Sonority A Unified Theory of Weight

Distinctiveness, Coercion and Sonority: A Unified Theory of Weight

1st Edition

By Bruce Moren
May 13, 2016

This volume proposes a unified weight theory that challenges traditionally held beliefs regarding the vowel/consonant dichotomy inherent in moraicity and illuminates many previously intractable issues....

Minimal Indirect Reference A Theory of the Syntax-Phonology Interface

Minimal Indirect Reference: A Theory of the Syntax-Phonology Interface

1st Edition

By Amanda Seidl
May 13, 2016

This book investigates the nature of the relationship between phonology and syntax and proposes a theory of Minimal Indirect Reference that solves many classic problems relating to the topic....

Production, Perception, and Phonotactic Patterns A Case of Contrastive Palatalization

Production, Perception, and Phonotactic Patterns: A Case of Contrastive Palatalization

1st Edition

By Alexei Kochetov
May 13, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Effects of Duration and Sonority on Countour Tone Distribution A Typological Survey and Formal Analysis

The Effects of Duration and Sonority on Countour Tone Distribution: A Typological Survey and Formal Analysis

1st Edition

By Jie Zhang
May 13, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Vowel/Glide Alternation in a Theory of Constraint Interaction

Vowel/Glide Alternation in a Theory of Constraint Interaction

1st Edition

By Samuel Rosenthall, Laurence Horn
May 13, 2016

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Layers in the Determiner Phrase

Layers in the Determiner Phrase

1st Edition

By Rob Zamparelli
May 04, 2016

The main topic of this work is the interaction between syntactic structure and meanin within the noun phrase, with data drwn primarily from English and Italian....

The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

1st Edition

By Sachiko Shudo
May 04, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A Presuppositional Analysis of Specific Indefinites Common Grounds as Structured Information States

A Presuppositional Analysis of Specific Indefinites: Common Grounds as Structured Information States

1st Edition

By Jae-Il Yeom
February 29, 2016

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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