Lecture 11: The Russian Genitive of Negation, Existential Sentences, and Diathesis Alternation: Interaction of Lexical and Compositional Semantics

@inproceedings{Partee2007Lecture1T,
  title={Lecture 11: The Russian Genitive of Negation, Existential Sentences, and Diathesis Alternation: Interaction of Lexical and Compositional Semantics},
  author={Barbara Partee and Vladimir Borschev},
  year={2007}
}
0. Introduction 1 1. Babby on “Declarative” and “Existential” sentences 3 1.1. Information structure and the scope of negation 3 1.2. Alternatives to Babby’s analysis: Unaccusativity 4 2. Our approach. Existential vs. locative. “Perspective structure.” 5 2.1. It’s not Theme-Rheme that distinguishes existential sentences: the kefir sentences. 5 2.2. What distinguishes “existential sentences”? 6 2.2.1. Making Location part of the story. 6 2.2.2. Existential sentences: LOC as Perspectival Center 6… CONTINUE READING

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