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By Stela Manova

ISBN-10: 0190210435

ISBN-13: 9780190210434

This quantity advances our realizing of the way observe constitution when it comes to affix ordering is prepared within the languages of the realm. A vital factor in linguistic concept, affix ordering gets a lot consciousness among the study group, notwithstanding such a lot reviews care for just one language. against this, nearly all of the chapters during this quantity think of a couple of language and supply facts from typologically various languages, a few of that are tested for the 1st time. Many chapters specialize in circumstances of affix ordering that problem linguistic idea with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering, either one of that are proven to be neither infrequent nor normal purely of lesser-studied languages with risky grammatical association, as formerly assumed. The booklet additionally deals an specific dialogue at the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a spotlight on cellular affixation, and one at the emergence of affix ordering in baby language, the 1st of its type within the literature. Repetitive operations, bad in lots of theories, are common in early baby language and appear to function trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. therefore, the amount additionally increases very important questions in regards to the normal structure of grammar and the character and negative effects of our theoretical assumptions.

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When it comes to the negation, one can observe that nonderived transitives are two-way ambiguous (cf. (35) above) whereas the range of interpretations of causatives is much wider. (42) a. farida xalı zırt-ma-dı. ’ 1. Farida did not do anything. 2. Farida tried to tear a thread, but did not succeed. 35 36 Syntactic and Semantic Ordering farida-ʁa xalı b. alim zırt-tır-ma-dı. ’ 1. Neither Alim nor Farida did anything. 2. Alim failed to make Farida tear a thread. 3. Farida tried to tear a thread on Alim’s order but did not succeed.

Peter is believing in ghosts these days. Charles is being silly. Aspectual coercion can also be induced by adverbials, as in (20a–b). In (20a), suddenly triggers coercion of a state into an inception of state; in (20b), the accomplishment predicate acquires the iterative interpretation after combining with the durative adverbial for three hours. (20) a. Suddenly, I knew the answer. She played sonata for three hours. Now that we have seen a wide variety of coercion operations, we are in a position of introducing the main ingredient of the proposal.

We see that the causal passive behaves in exactly the same way as the corresponding causative: (38), like (37), licenses the ‘cause to not run’ reading in addition to the other two. škol-ʁa (38) kerim cab-ıl-ma-dı. 3sg 1. ) 2. ) 3. ’ Again, the data from the scope of negation lend support to the view that causal passives and causatives involve the same derivation. What the evidence from causativization of unaccusatives and unergatives teaches us is that semantic characteristics of causatives and causal passives are 33 34 Syntactic and Semantic Ordering strictly parallel.

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