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Title: Papers from the Upenn/mit Roundtable on Argument Structure and Aspect
Written By: Heidi Harley
URL: http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Series Title: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #32
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Contents Are Unaccusatives Aspectually Characterized? (And other related questions) Maya Arad Obligation and Possession Rajesh Bhatt Voice Systems and the Syntax/Morphology Interface David Embick The Basic Elements of Argument Structure Ken Hale And Jay Keyser Licensing in the Non-Lexicalist Lexicon: Nominalizations, Vocabulary Items and the Encyclopedia Heidi Harley And Rolf Noyer Case And Locality in L-Syntax: Evidence from Georgian Martha McGinnis Argument Structure and Antipassivization in Inuit Laura Siegel Events and Aspectual Structure in Derivational Morphology Angeliek Van Hout and Thomas Roeper

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
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