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The semantic effects of verb raising and its consequences in second language grammars

Hawkins, R and Casillas, G and Hattori, H and Hawthorne, J and Husted, R and Lozano, C and Okamoto, A and Thomas, E and Yamada, K (2008) 'The semantic effects of verb raising and its consequences in second language grammars.' In: Liceras, J and Zobl, H and Goodluck, H, (eds.) The role of formal features in language acquisition. Second Language Acquisition Research Series . Lawrence Erlbaum, 328 - 351. ISBN 978-0-8058-5354-4

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Abstract

This article considers whether highly proficient second language speakers of English can distinguish meaning contrasts associated with constructions where there is a raising be, and constructions where there is a non-raising thematic verb, as illustrated in the difference between (1a) and (1b): 1a. Kim is reading a novel (`event-in-progress/existential ? interpretation)

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > International Academy
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1126

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