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Affected Experiencers and mised semantics in LFG/Glue

Arnold, Doug and Sadler, Louisa (2012) 'Affected Experiencers and mised semantics in LFG/Glue.' In: Butt, Miriam and King, Tracy Holloway, (eds.) Proceedings of the LFG12 Conference. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, pp. 44-63.

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Bosse, Bruening and Yamada (2012) (BBY) provides a study of several constructions involving ‘non-selected’ arguments, and outlines an approach to the syntax and semantics of one such construction: the Affected Experiencer (AE) construction. The syntactic analysis relies on abstract functional projections and particular assumptions about configurational syntax. We show how an account may be given without these syntactic assumptions. Semantically, BBY argue that AEs may contribute both at-issue content and conventional implicatures, which raises interesting issues for the approach of e.g. Potts (2005). We explore some consequences of their semantic analysis and show that it faces a number of difficulties.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN 1098-6782
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Louisa Sadler
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 18:45
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:16

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