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Title: Events, Arguments, and Aspects
Subtitle: Topics in the Semantics of Verbs
Edited By: Klaus Robering
URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.152
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 152
Description:

The verb has often been considered the 'center' of the sentence and has hence always attracted the special attention of the linguist. The present volume collects novel approaches to two classical topics within verbal semantics, namely argument structure and the treatment of time and aspect. The linguistic material covered comes from a broad spectrum of languages including English, German, Danish, Ukrainian, and Australian aboriginal languages; and methods from both cognitive and formal semantics are applied in the analyses presented here. Some of the authors use a variety of event semantics in order to analyze argument structure and aspect whereas others employ ideas coming from object-oriented programming in order to achieve new insights into the way how verbs select their arguments and how events are classified into different types. Both kinds of methods are also used to give accounts of dynamical aspects of semantic interpretation such as coercion and type shifting.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Ukrainian
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