Events as Grammatical Objects: The Converging Perspectives of Lexical Semantics and Syntax

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
I Morpho-semantic Composition of Event Structure 1
1 A History of Events in Linguistic Theory 3
2 The Quantization Puzzle 39
3 On Lexical Verb Meanings: Evidence from Salish 97
II How Phrase Structure Encodes Events 143
4 Event Structure in Syntax 145
5 Event Structure and Ergativity 187
6 Event Semantics in the Lexicon-Syntax Interface 239
III Event Structure and the Syntax and Semantics of Adverbs 283
7 Core events and adverbial modification 285
8 Manners and Events 335
9 Some Effects of Manner Adverbials on Meaning 359
IV On Event and State Arguments 375
10 How to Tell Events Apart 377
11 Anti neo-Davidsonianism 393
12 On Stativity and Causation 417
13 Events and the Semantics of Opposition 445
14 Some Remarks on Linguistic Uses of the Notion of "Event" 483
Subject Index 497
Name Index 505
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