By Eric J. Reuland, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Giorgos Spathas
Fresh advancements within the generative culture have created new curiosity in concerns of argument constitution and argument projection, giving prominence to the dialogue at the position of lexical entries. quite, the extra conventional lexicalist view that encodes argument constitution details on lexical entries is now challenged by way of a syntactic view below which all houses of argument constitution are taken up by means of syntactic constitution. within the mild of those new advancements, the contributions during this quantity offer specified empirical investigations of argument constitution phenomena in quite a lot of languages. The contributions differ of their reaction to the theoretical questions and deal with matters that variety from the function of particular useful heads and the relation of argument projection with syntactic methods, to the location of argument constitution inside of a broader clausal structure and the argument constitution homes of much less studied different types.
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An example with eans (‘forceful’) is the verb hit, with the lexical entry in (16), and examples with Instrument are the verbs punch, kick, and slap. (16) : /hit/V, (‘forceful means’), (‘point of contact’) Because it is a -means verb (rather than an -instrument verb) hit is relatively free with respect to the constructions in which it can be found. Thus, we find it in agentive constructions (as in (17a,b)) as well as in the change construction with a theme subject (as in (17c)). (17) a.
The verb be (for some reason) cannot appear in the dative construction here, cf. *There is to him a feeling of boredom. Also, the NP denoting the ‘experienced’ thing has some kind of a heaviness constraint, because the sentence is marginal when the N is not modified, cf. There came to us a smell. . The possessive construction in English and Hungarian We now come to the central problem that we wish to address in this paper, namely the one posed by the three-way alternation illustrated in (9) and (10).