The Unaccusativity Puzzle

The Unaccusativity Puzzle

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The phenomenon of unaccusativity is a central focus for the study of the complex properties of verb classes. The Unaccusative Hypothesis has provided a rich context for debating whether syntactic behavior is semantically or lexically determined, the consequence of syntactic context, or a combination of these factors. No consensus has been reached. This book combines new approaches to the subject with several papers that have achieved a significant status, though formally unpublished.That ability consists of two ctucial elements: the child knows all existing morpho- phonologically possible templates (relevantly, ... for children actoss different binyanim is virtually identical to that of adults. ... I return to this issue at length in section n.4, where I evaluate the claim diat morphological biases or deficiencies account for the early neutrali2ation facts. ... input to Naa#39;ama, Unfortunately, such a direct analysis is impossible as the adult tier in die CHILDES files is rarely included.

Title:The Unaccusativity Puzzle
Author:Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Martin Everaert
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2004


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming