A Note on Semantic Interpretations of Resultative Constructions with Very A
Telicity and mode of merge in L2 acquisition of resultatives
- LinguisticsLanguage Acquisition
The study’s results imply that a proper theory of L2 acquisition of resultatives must consider not only syntactic transfer effects but also subtle semantic differences between L1 and L2, which provides novel evidence that L1 semantics crucially influences L2 Acquisition.
Linear Lengthening in Iwaidja: An Event-Quantifying Intonation at the Phonology to Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
This paper investigates the meaning of a specific intonation contour found in the Northern Australian language Iwaidja called Linear Lengthening Intonation (LLI). Using an experimental field work…
Accomplishment Predicates in Mandarin and Their Lexical Semantics
The proposed account reveals that English resultatives are not a monolithic phenomenon, and that some “resultatives” cited in the literature as such are not resultatives at all.
- PhilosophyLang. Linguistics Compass
This paper delineates two different sources of event culmination denials after non-progressive accomplishment sentences, namely the perfective, or a modal operator encoded in the VP, via the (in-)definite description used to introduce the incremental theme argument.
Unifying two general licensors of completive adverbials in syntax
Abstract It is well-known that an agent-oriented adverbial is syntactically licensed by a functional projection in which an agent is base generated. How is a completive adverbial, such as in three…
Do degree adverbs guide adjective learning crosslinguistically? A comparison of Dutch and Russian
Abstract A fundamental question in language acquisition research is how language-specific input interacts with (pre-linguistic) universal concepts. In order to shed more light on this issue, the…
Adjective Distribution in Mongolian and Japanese
This paper tackles how adjectives distribute in Mongolian and Japanese in light of the framework 'scale structure'. It is explicated that Mongolian resultatives are of three types, i.e.…
L1 Influence on L2 Learning of English Resultative Constructions: The Syntactic and Semantic Structure of Korean Students' Interlanguage
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