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Title: Nonverbal Predication
Subtitle: Copular Sentences at the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Written By: Isabelle Roy
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199543557.do
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

This book considers the syntax and semantics of non-verbal predicates (i.e., nominal, adjectival and prepositional predicates) in copular sentences. Isabelle Roy explores how a single structure for predication can account for the different interpretations of non-verbal predicates. The book departs from earlier studies by arguing in favor of a ternary distinction between defining / characterizing / situation-descriptive predicates rather than the more common stage-level/individual distinction. The distinction is based on two semantic criteria, namely maximality (i.e., whether the predicate describes an eventuality that has spatio-temporal properties or not) and density (i.e. whether the spatio-temporal properties are perceived as atomic or not). The author argues in favor of a strong correlation between the semantics properties of predicates and their internal syntactic structure. Her analysis accounts for seemingly unrelated cross-linguistic data: the indefinite article in French, the distribution of the two copulas 'ser'/'estar' in Spanish, and case marking on Russian predicates.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
Russian
Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199543557
Pages: 240
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Pages: 240
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