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9. A frame-semantic approach to syntactic alternations: The case of build verbs

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1. Title Title of document 9. A frame-semantic approach to syntactic alternations: The case of build verbs - Morphosyntactic Alternations in English
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Hans Boas; University of Texas; United States
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) linguistics; discourse analysis; pragmatics; syntax
5. Subject Subject classification P121-149 Science of language (Linguistics); P325-325.5 Semantics; P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar; P302-302.87 Discourse analysis
6. Description Abstract This chapter by Hans Boas offers an alternative frame-semantic approach to the various syntactic alternations which Levin (1993) claims to occur with her class of build verbs. The author shows that not all members of this class exhibit identical alternating behaviour, arguing (as is also the case in Neale’s article in Part I of this volume) that Levin’s definitions of verb classes are too coarse-grained. It is then claimed that differences in syntactic behaviour are best accounted for in terms of the different polysemy networks of senses associated with each verb. Adopting ideas from Fillmore’s (1982) Frame Semantics, Boas proposes that each sense of a verb is best characterized by referencing the semantic frame(s) that it evokes.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Sep-2011
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.20280
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Morphosyntactic Alternations in English
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) global
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