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Incorporation: A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1985. Expand
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The mirror principle and morphosyntactic explanation
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Lexical Categories: Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives
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Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. The problem of the lexical categories 2. Verbs as licensers of subjects 3. Nouns as bearers of a referential index 4. Adjectives as neither nouns nor verbs 5. Adpositions as functional categories References Index. Expand
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The Polysynthesis Parameter
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A grammar of polysynthetic languages with a systematic way of representing predicate-argument relationships. Expand
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The Syntax of Agreement and Concord
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This book develops a theory of the agreement processes found in language and considers why verbs agree with subjects in person, adjectives agree in number and gender but not person, and nouns do not agree at all. Expand
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Thematic Roles and Syntactic Structure
One central task for any theory of grammar is to solve the so-called “linking problem”: the problem of discovering regularities in how the participants of an event are expressed in surfaceExpand
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Passive arguments raised
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Object sharing and projection in serial verb constructions
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The atoms of language: The mind''s hidden rules of grammar
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We are now on the verge of solving this problem. Expand
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Theta theory and the syntax of applicatives in Chichewa
Abbreviations used in the glosses in this article are: A, gender agreement; ABS, absolutive; APPL, applied affix; ASP, mood morpheme; EX, exclusive; HAB, habitual tense; OP, object prefix; PASS,Expand
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