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dc.contributor.authorBeavers , John
dc.contributor.authorKoontz-Garboden, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:49:00Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:49:00Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier1007905
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22270
dc.identifier44688*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37787
dc.description.abstractThis book explores possible and impossible word meanings, with a specific focus on the meanings of verbs. It adopts the now common view that verb meanings consist at least partly of an event structure, made up of an event template describing the verb’s broad temporal and causal contours that occurs across lots of verbs and groups them into semantic and grammatical classes, plus an idiosyncratic root describing specific, real world states and actions that distinguish verbs with the same template. While much work has focused on templates, less work has addressed the truth conditional contributions of roots, despite the importance of a theory of root meaning in fully defining the predictions event structural approaches make. This book addresses this lacuna, exploring two previously proposed constraints on root meaning: The Bifurcation Thesis of Roots, whereby roots never introduce the meanings introduced by templates, and Manner/Result Complementarity, which has as a component that roots can describe either a manner or a result state but never both at the same time. Two extended case studies, on change-of-state verbs and ditransitive verbs of caused possession, show that neither hypothesis holds, and that ultimately there may be no constraints on what a root can mean. Nonetheless, the book argues that event structures still have predictive value, and it presents a new theory of possible root meanings and how they interact with event templates that produces a new typology of possible verbs, albeit one where not just templates but also roots determine systematic semantic and grammatical properties.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFG Semantics, discourse analysis, etc::CFGA Semantics & pragmatics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology
dc.subject.otherlexical semantics
dc.subject.otherlexical decomposition
dc.subject.otherevent structure
dc.subject.otherroot
dc.subject.otherditransitive verb
dc.subject.otherchange-of-state verb
dc.subject.othermanner
dc.subject.otherresult
dc.subject.othersublexical modifier
dc.subject.otherscale
dc.titleThe Roots of Verbal Meaning
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198855781.003.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydb4e319f-ca9f-449a-bcf2-37d7c6f885b1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
oapen.relation.isFundedBy5857a0d3-69a0-4e09-beac-bdab4cc4412d
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameUniversity of Manchester
oapen.relation.isFundedBye4355fef-ec7c-433c-80ef-b1abe9c93abb
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameIran National Science Foundation
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oapen.pages288
oapen.place.publicationOxford, UK
oapen.grant.numberBCS-1451765
dc.dateSubmitted2020-03-28 16:19:02
dc.dateSubmitted2020-04-01T06:48:00Z
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dc.seriesnumber74


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