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Lexical perspectives on transitivity and ergativity

causative constructions in English

by Maarten Lemmens

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Published by J. Benjamins in Amsterdam, Philadephia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb.,
  • Causative (Linguistics),
  • Semantics.,
  • English language -- Transitivity.,
  • English language -- Ergative constructions.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMaarten Lemmens.
    SeriesAmsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., v. 166
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP281 .L45 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 268 p. ;
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL374471M
    ISBN 101556198825
    LC Control Number98036270

    The causative alternation has been an important phenomenon in ergativity studies and has been extensively discussed from typological, formal, functional cognitive and lexical semantic perspectives. It is found that few psych-verbs participate in the causative alternation in English, however, psych-verbs. Note to users: Articles in press are peer reviewed, accepted articles to be published in this publication. When the final article is assigned to volumes/issues of the publication, the article in press version will be removed and the final version will appear in the associated published volumes/issues of the publication.

    ergative (ûr′gə-tĭv) adj. 1. Of or relating to a language, such as Georgian, in which the subject of an intransitive verb and the object of a transitive verb are expressed by one grammatical case, and the subject of a transitive verb is expressed by another. 2. Of or relating to the grammatical case of the subject of a transitive verb in such a. This book is an in-depth study of the voice systems of Totoli, Balinese, Indonesian, and Tagalog, which shows that the symmetrical nature of these systems poses a problem to current linking theories. Lexical Perspectives On Transitivity And Ergativity. Download eBook. it is shown that 'transitivity' and 'ergativity' are not absolute but.

    Transitivity alternation refers to the causative/inchoative alternation of some unaccusative verbs. Different languages use different patterns to show transitivity alternation morphologically. While some languages like English use zero or no overt lexical marking, other languages (e.g. Spanish, Turkish, and Japanese) use overt morphological. Ergative–absolutive languages, or ergative languages, are languages that share a certain distinctive pattern relating to the subjects (technically, arguments) of es are Basque, Georgian, Mayan, Tibetan, a few Indo-European languages (such as the Kurdish languages and Hindi) and, to some degree, the Semitic modern Aramaic languages.. In an ergative language, the single argument.


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Fusing insights from cognitive grammar, systemic-functional grammar and Government & Binding, the present work elaborates and refines Davidse&#;s view that the English grammar of lexical causatives is governed by the transitive and ergative paradigms, two distinct models of causation (Davidse).

However, on the basis of extensive synchronic and diachronic data on verbs of Cited by:   The variable transitive or ergative character of the verbs reveals the complex interaction between the semantics of the construction and that of the verb. The diachronic analyses further illustrate how in the course of time verbs may change their paradigmatic properties, either temporarily (e.g.

the ergativization of strangle, throttle and smother) or permanently (e.g. the causativization of starve or the partial transitivization Pages: Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity: Causative Constructions in English | Maarten Lemmens | download | B–OK. Download books for free.

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Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity. Causative Constructions in English. By Maarten Lemmens. Topics: causative constructions, lexical causatives, middle construction, transitivity.

Buy Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity by Maarten Lemmens from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones Author: Maarten Lemmens. Review of “Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity: Causative Constructions in English” by Maarten Lemmens Article in Studies in Language 24(3) January with 45 ReadsAuthor: Bert Peeters.

Ergativity and Transitivity Ellen Woolford Ergative case is said to mark transitive subjects, and it is widely as-sumed that this is true under the ordinary definition of transitive; how-ever, Bittner and Hale () propose that ergative languages fall into two types, neither of which is based on the ordinary notion of transitiv-ity.

Ergativity and Transitivity. Ellen Woolford. University of Massachusetts. Abstract Ergative case is said to mark transitive subjects, and it is widely assumed that this is true under the ordinary notion of transitivity, where all and only clauses with a direct object in syntax are transitive.

However, Bittner and Hale propose that. Ergativity and Transitivity. Ellen Woolford. University of Massachusetts. Abstract.

Ergative case is said to mark transitive subjects, and it is widely assumed that this is true under the ordinary notion of transitivity, where all and only clauses with a direct object in syntax are transitive. Book Series; Journals & Yearbooks. New serials; Latest issues; Currently in production; Catalog.

Books. Functions of Language Review of "Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity. Causative constructions in English", by Maarten Lemmens. Ergativity and Transitivity. the perspective from which the speaker describes the event. The order of NP constituents in a sentence encodes ATTENTION FLOW, which is the order in which the.

Ergativity in case or agreement systems is not uncommon among the world's languages. More rarely, however, we encounter languages in which the kind of subjecthood tests discussed in chapter 10 reveal an “ergative” pattern in the syntax.

This “syntactic ergativity” will be the main focus of this chapter. A contrastive perspective on ergativity. The ergative perspective is useful in English to explain the behaviour of verbs which can be used either as middle or effective, depending on whether they are used transitively or intransitively, c.f.

Examples 8 (a) and (b). This volume offers theoretical and descriptive perspectives on the issues pertaining to ergativity, a grammatical patterning whereby direct objects are in some way treated like intransitive subjects, to the exclusion of transitive subjects.

This pattern differs markedly from nominative/accusative marking whereby transitive and intransitive subjects are treated as one grammatical class, to the. Ergative case is said to mark transitive subjects, and it is widely assumed that this is true under the ordinary definition of transitive; however, Bittner and Hale () propose that ergative languages fall into two types, neither of which is based on the ordinary notion of transitivity.

In one, a direct object is not necessary for ergative case: any verb with an external argument counts as. Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume ) Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity: Causative Constructions in English.

John Benjamins, Slavcheva M. () Thinking in Objects. In: Sojka P., Horák A., Kopeček I., Pala K. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD Lecture Notes in Computer. Lemmens, M.: Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity: Causative Constructions in English.

John Benjamins Publishing Company. Lemmens Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity 2 En résumé, le système transitif est un système linéair dans lequel le noyau est constitué par l’Actor et le procès agit sur le Patient; le système ergatif, par contre, est un système nucléair dans lequel le Medium co-participe au procès et est capable de le déclencher.An important book developed from the Dixon article, providing additional updates and details.

Discusses historical, semantic, and discourse-based motivations for ergativity and problems posed for theoretical work on ergativity. McGregor, William B. Typology of ergativity. Language and Linguistics Compass –