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The Oxford handbook of event structure / edited by Robert Truswell. [electronic resource]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
1 online resource (xx, 713 pages)
Grammar, Comparative and general
Phrase structure grammar
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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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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