The Structural Sources of Verb Meanings

  title={The Structural Sources of Verb Meanings},
  author={Lila R. Gleitman},
  journal={Sentence First, Arguments Afterward},
  • L. Gleitman
  • Published 20 August 2020
  • Linguistics
  • Sentence First, Arguments Afterward
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