Approaches to Complex Predicates

Approaches to Complex Predicates

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ISBN10: 9004306986 ISBN13: 9789004306981 Contributors: Samvelian, Pollet (Editor) Publisher: Brill Academic Pub Published: Nov 20 2015 Pages: 295 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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Complex predicates can be loosely defined as a sequence of items that behave as a single predicate, projecting a single argument structure within a clause. Each of the members of the predicate contributes part of the information ordinarily associated with a single head.
The present volume presents a collection of theoretical linguistic results on the study of complex predicates in different perspectives and with a variety of approaches. Important empirical and theoretical issues cutting across various subfields of linguistics are being addressed in this book, such as:
- Syntactic and semantic modeling of complex predicate formation: compositionality, argument structure, event structure.
- Differences between syntactic and morphological processes of lexeme formation.
- Typological and diachronic issues in complex predicate formation.
- Neo-Davidsonian analyses of abstract predicate decomposition and its morphological correlates.

Contributors are: Ane Berro, Denis Creissels, Hannah Gibson, Adele Goldberg, Lutz Marten, Annie Montaut, L a Nash, Pooja Paul, Pollet Samvelian, Peter Svenonius, and Susanne Wurmbrand.

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