Andrew J. Koontz-Garboden

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This paper provides a new perspective on the options available to languages for encoding directed motion events. Talmy (1985) introduces an influential two-way typology, proposing 1 that languages adopt either verb-framed or satellite-framed encoding of motion events. This typology is augmented by Slobin (2004b) and Zlatev and Yangklang (2004) with a third(More)
This paper addresses the issue of what are possible and impossible word formation operations from a semantic perspective, exploring the idea originally due to Kiparsky (1982) that word formation operations " add but do not eliminate some element of meaning in a word. " I lay out what this idea would mean both model-theoretically and representationally,(More)
This paper discusses the effects of variation in the meaning of property concept terms (Dixon 1982) on the form of predicative and comparative constructions. We demonstrate the existence of two kinds of property concept lexeme, which differ systematically in how they participate in constructions expressing the truth conditions of property concept(More)
According to Smith (1977), stress assignment in Batticaloa Creole Portuguese (BCP) is fully predictable: stress falls on the last underlying long vowel of a word, or on the first short vowel of a word having no long vowel. BCP has phonemic vowel length, although long vowels only surface when they are stressed in a word-initial syllable. Elsewhere, they are(More)
We respond to Horvath and Siloni's (2013) continued arguments against the reflex-ivization analysis of anticausatives, which we show suffer many of the same problems Beavers and Koontz-Garboden (2013) identified with the arguments in Horvath and Siloni (2011). In Beavers and Koontz-Garboden (2013) (BKG) we point to methodological, empirical, and conceptual(More)