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Title: Verbs
Subtitle: Aspect and Causal Structure
Written By: William Croft
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199248599.do
Description:

This book examines the syntax and semantics of verbs from a crosslinguistic
perspective, taking full account of diachronic and usage-based research. It
encompasses the full range of English verb classes, has a strong typological
dimension, and presents a model of event structure that breaks new ground in
predicting and explaining linguistic facts.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199248582
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199248599
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 32.50