Katalin Kiss, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, has brought together in this volume substantial new results in a novel field of research.
The text analyzes the syntactic and semantic consequences of event structure. The studies contained in this volume test the hypothesis that event structure correlates with a number of things, including word order, the presence or absence of the verbal particle, and the [+/- specific] feature of the internal argument.
Table of ContentsAims and Background.- The Function and the Syntax of the Verbal Particle.- Verbal Particles Telicizing Stative Psych Verbs.- Definiteness Effect Verbs.- Weak and Strong Accomplishments.- Particles and a Two Component Theory of Aspect.- From the Grammaticalization of Viewpoint Aspect to the Grammaticalization of Situation Aspect.- Accusative Case and Aspect.- Apparent or Real? On the Complementary Distribution of Identificational Focus and the Verbal Particle.- Aspect, Negation and Quantifiers.- Predicates, Negative Quantifiers and Focus: Specificity and Quantificationality of N-Words.