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On the Syntactic Composition of Manner and Motion (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)

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This crosslinguistic study of the structure of motion predicates argues for the universal syntactic nature of the composition of manner and motion within the verbal constituent. In serial verb languages, manner and motion are overtly represented as two distinct morphosyntactic units, sequentially ordered. Zubizarreta and Oh argue that the same analysis into two units holds for nonserial verb languages, albeit at a more abstract level. They argue further that this abstract level is part of the syntactic component of the grammar.The authors support their argument with a wealth of empirical data and a discussion of significant theoretical issues. Unlike many books and articles that discuss the relation between constructional meaning and the lexicon, On the Syntactic Composition of Manner and Motion examines one phenomenon in detail: the articulation of manner and motion, in three distinct language families--Germanic, Korean, and Romance. The authors' defense of the syntactic approach to constructional meaning will be of interest to linguists and psycholinguists both inside and outside the generative tradition, and to scholars of Romance, Germanic, and Korean languages.

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An argument for the universal syntactic nature of the composition of manner and motion in human languages; with a wealth of empirical evidence from Germanic, Korean, and Romance languages.

Synopsis:

This crosslinguistic study of the structure of motion predicates argues for the universal syntactic nature of the composition of manner and motion within the verbal constituent. In serial verb languages, manner and motion are overtly represented as two distinct morphosyntactic units, sequentially ordered. Zubizarreta and Oh argue that the same analysis into two units holds for nonserial verb languages, albeit at a more abstract level. They argue further that this abstract level is part of the syntactic component of the grammar.

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Maria Luisa Zubizarreta is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Levels of Representation in the Lexicon and in the Syntax.Eunjeong Oh is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics at Korea University.

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ISBN:
9780262740296
Author:
Zubizarreta, Maria Luisa
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
rreta
Author:
Oh, Eunjeong
Author:
Maria Luisa Zubiza
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs On the Syntactic Composition of Manner and Motion
Series Volume:
48
Publication Date:
20070209
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by , An argument for the universal syntactic nature of the composition of manner and motion in human languages; with a wealth of empirical evidence from Germanic, Korean, and Romance languages.
"Synopsis" by , This crosslinguistic study of the structure of motion predicates argues for the universal syntactic nature of the composition of manner and motion within the verbal constituent. In serial verb languages, manner and motion are overtly represented as two distinct morphosyntactic units, sequentially ordered. Zubizarreta and Oh argue that the same analysis into two units holds for nonserial verb languages, albeit at a more abstract level. They argue further that this abstract level is part of the syntactic component of the grammar.
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