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On the common format of eventives and too-comparatives

  • Should events be conceived of as primitive or should they be decomposed into more basic elements with certain syntax? This talk presents new evidence for the latter view: If events are represented as contradictory propositional meanings representing their pre- and post states, a uniform analysis of certain eventive and certain too- comparative constructions is possible; this is wanted given striking parallels between the two types of structure. The analysis goes some way, among other, toward explaining ‘repetetive/restitutive’ asymmetries familiar from eventive constructions (von Stechow 1996) but similarly arising in too- comparative constructions.

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Author:Patrick BrandtGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 9
Place of publication:Nijmegen Centre of Semantics
Editor:Emar Maier, Corien Bary, Janneke Huitink
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2005
Date of Publication (online):2015/07/16
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Semantik; Syntax; Thematische Relation
Page Number:567
First Page:44
Last Page:56
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt