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Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations: A Case Study of Dutch and Its Acquisition

Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations: A Case Study of Dutch and Its Acquisition

by Angeliek Van Hout
     
 

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Using both theoretical and language acquisition arguments, this study proposes a new model of the lexicon-syntax interface defined in terms of checking event-semantic features. The research is based on Dutch verbs and their possible verb frames (intransitive, transitive, etc.) and two studies of children's Dutch. The model developed from these cases represents more

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Using both theoretical and language acquisition arguments, this study proposes a new model of the lexicon-syntax interface defined in terms of checking event-semantic features. The research is based on Dutch verbs and their possible verb frames (intransitive, transitive, etc.) and two studies of children's Dutch. The model developed from these cases represents more generally the way in which Universal Grammar organizes the lexicon of a language and the mapping system that associates a verb's lexical features with its syntactic projection.

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ISBN-13:
9781135670818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/11/2013
Series:
Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
13 MB
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