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Verbs : aspect and causal structure

Author: William Croft, Linguist
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford linguistics
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This book presents a model of event structure for the analysis of aspectual constructions and argument structure constructions in English and other languages. Representing the culmination of two decades of the author's research and thought, it explores the contribution of semantics to the argument-structure and tense-aspect constructions in which verbs occur, integrating the aspectual and causal structures of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Croft, Linguist
ISBN: 9780199248582 0199248583 9780199248599 0199248591
OCLC Number: 795888226
Description: 448 S
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The Aspectual Structure of Events ; 3. Change, Boundedness, and Construal ; 4. The Interaction of Grammatical and lexical Semantics: Quantitative and qualitative analyses ; 5. Toward a Force-dynamic Theory of Argument Realization ; 6. Causal Structure in Verbal Semantics and Argument Realization ; 7. The Interaction of Aspect and Causal Structure in Verb Meaning ; 8. Complex Predicate Constructions and the Semantics of Simple Verbs ; 9. Verb meaning and Argument Structure Constructions ; 10. Envoi ; Glossary ; References ; Indexes
Series Title: Oxford linguistics
Responsibility: William Croft.

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