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Affected experiencers and mixed semantics in LFG/Glue

Arnold, D and Sadler, L (2012) Affected experiencers and mixed semantics in LFG/Glue. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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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: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Doug Arnold
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2013 10:30
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 18:15

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