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Presenting and predicating lower events

  • The effects of different forms of predication have been insightfully (and almost exclusively) studied for 'simple' cases of predication, of which the 'presentational sentence' is maybe the paradigm instantiation. It is the aim of this paper to show that thc same kind of effects as well as in fact the same kind of structures are present at embedded levels in thematically and otherwise more complex structures. Beyond presentational sentences, 'unaccusative' experiencing constructions involving a dative subject, 'double object constructions' and - to a lesser extent - spraylload constructions are discussed. For all of these, it is argued that they comprise a predication encoding the ascription of a transient temporal property to a location. On this basis, a proposal is made as to how the scope asymmetry between the two arguments involved in the colistructions can be explained. Furthermore, a proposal is made as to how what has been called 'argument shift' is motivated.

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Author:Patrick Brandt
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-41702
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/204.html
Parent Title (English):Papers on Predicative Constructions
Series (Serial Number):ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL (22)
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2001
Date of Publication (online):2015/09/24
Publicationstate:Veröffentlichungsversion
Reviewstate:(Verlags)-Lektorat
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Prädikation; Prädikativsatz; Semantik; Syntax; Thematische Relation
First Page:43
Last Page:68
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik / 411 Schriftsysteme
Linguistics-Classification:Semantik
Linguistics-Classification:Syntax
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG