LINGUIST List 24.1173

Fri Mar 08 2013

Books: Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates: Arsenijević, Gehrke, Marín (Eds)

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Date: 07-Mar-2013
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Subject: Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates: Arsenijević, Gehrke, Marín (Eds)
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Title: Studies in the Compostion and Decomposition of Event Predicates Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Published: 2013 Publisher: Springer

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Editor: Boban Arsenijević Editor: Berit Gehrke Editor: Rafael Marín Hardback: ISBN: 9789400759824 Pages: 260 Price: Europe EURO 99.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9789400759824 Pages: 260 Price: U.S. $ 129.00

This detailed, perceptive addition to the linguistics literature analyzes the semantic components of event predicates, exploring their fine-grained elements as well as their agency in linguistic processing. The papers go beyond pure semantics to consider their varying influences of event predicates on argument structure, aspect, scalarity, and event structure.

The volume shows how advances in the linguistic theory of event predicates, which have spawned Davidsonian and neo-Davidsonian notions of event arguments, in addition to ‘event structure’ frameworks and mereological models for the eventuality domain, have sidelined research on specific sets of entailments that support a typology of event predicates. Addressing this imbalance in the literature, the work also presents evidence indicating a more complex role for scalar structures than currently assumed. It will enrich the work of semanticists, psycholinguists, and syntacticians with a decompositional approach to verb phrase structure.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics                             Semantics
Written In: English (eng)

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