The Oxford handbook of event structure / edited by Robert Truswell. [electronic resource]

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
1 online resource (xx, 713 pages)


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Offering an introduction to current research in event structure, the study of the role of events in grammar, this volume reflects the growth in the field. The area of study breaks down into several interrelated questions: How do we perceive events? How do events as objects of perception relate to linguistic event descriptions? What structural distinctions can we make among events, and how are these distinctions reflected grammatically? How do events relate to their participants? To what extent does syntax constrain the grammar of event descriptions? Different sections consider the implications of the Davidsonian event variable for aspects of natural language metaphysics; the relationship of event structure to morphosyntax; crosslinguistic variation in event descriptions; and less narrowly grammatical aspects of event structure.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 7, 2019).
  • Introduction / Robert Truswell
  • Neodavidsonianism in Semantics and Syntax / Terje Lohndal
  • The Semantic Representation of Causation and Agentivity / Richmond H. Thomason
  • The Syntactic Representation of Events / Tal Siloni
  • Adjectives and Event Structure / Rebekah Baglini, Christopher Kennedy
  • Lexicalization Patterns / Beth Levin, Malka Rappaport Hovav
  • Secondary Predication / Tova Rapoport
  • Nominals and Event Structure / Friederike Moltmann
  • Inner Aspect Crosslinguistically / Lisa deMena Travis
  • The Neurophysiology of Event Processing in Language and Visual Events / Neil Cohn, Martin Paczynski
  • Coherence Relations / Andrew Kehler
  • Event Kinds / Berit Gehrke
  • Thematic Roles and Events / Nikolas Gisborne, James Donaldson
  • Semantic Domains for Syntactic Word-building / Lisa Levinson
  • Event Structure and Verbal Decomposition / Gillian Ramchand
  • Tense and Aspect in Discourse Represetation Theory / Hans Kamp
  • Form-independent Meaning-representation from Eventualities / Mark Steedman
  • Aspectual Cases / Anita Mittwoch
  • Event Composition and Event Individuation / Robert Truswell
  • Events and States / Claudia Maienborn
  • Force Dynamics / Bridget Copley
  • Event Structure and Temporal Relations / Henk J. Verkuyl.
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Event structure
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