Causation, Permission, and Transfer: Argument realisation in by Brian Nolan, Gudrun Rawoens, Elke Diedrichsen

By Brian Nolan, Gudrun Rawoens, Elke Diedrichsen

This ebook bargains a entire investigative examine of the argument realisation of the techniques of causative goal, let, let/allow and transfer in a large cross-linguistic typologically diversified mixture of languages with supply, GET, TAKE, positioned, and permit verbs. This quantity stands because the first systematic exploration of those verbs and ideas as they take place in complicated occasions and clauses. This ebook brings jointly students and researchers from a number of functionally encouraged theoretical backgrounds that experience labored on those verbs inside one language or from a cross-linguistic viewpoint. the target is to appreciate the linguistic behaviour of the verbs and their inter-relationships inside of a modern cognitive-functional linguistic point of view. The languages represented contain Irish, German, Slavic (West Slavic: Polish, Czech, Slovak and Sorbian and Western South Slavic: Slovenian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), Germanic, Romance, Gan chinese language Yichun dialect, Māori, Bohairic Coptic, Shaowu chinese language, Hebrew, English, Lithuanian, Estonian, the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, Italian, and Persian. themes mentioned comprise argument constitution and the encoding of arguments below causation, permission and transferverbs, their lexical semantics and occasion constitution.

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5 he GET constructions of Irish In this section we summarise the get constructions of Irish with the verb faigh ‘get’. We will examine the GET-recipient variant: [be-atʹ (x)]/[haveʹ (x)] and the GET-passive variant: [BECOME beʹ (x)]. A more detailed account of get in Modern Irish is found in Nolan (2012b). In everyday usage, the Irish verb faigh ‘get’ exhibits these GET-recipient and GET-passive-like senses. he verb faigh ‘get’ is typical transitive, taking two participants, but may also occur in prepositional-ditransitive form.

Special issue of Linguistics 50(6), 1111–1162. Nolan, Brian. 2013a. Constructional polysemy and argument realisation with the Irish GET verb. ), 87– 116. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 04nol Nolan, Brian. 2013b. Constructions as grammatical objects: A case study of the prepositional ditransitive constructions in Modern Irish. In Nolan & Diedrichsen (eds), 143–178. Nolan, Brian & Diedrichsen, Elke (eds). 2013. Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics. he Role of Constructions in Grammar [Studies in Language Companion Series 145].

Implicit in the causative event is that we expect this ‘z’ NP recipient argument to at least have the characteristics speciied in (35). hat is, the ‘z’ argument is a human animate speciic but here, indeinite referent with the capability to undertake the purposive action speciied by the verbal noun on the ‘y’ argument. In this causative purposive construction no inner actor is speciied but the construction has the implications as to certain minimal characteristics as noted above. If this ‘z’ argument was speciied it would be represented with either [do:prep+NP] or [[do:prep+PN]ppn] and coded as dative marked.

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