The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

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The phenomenon of unaccusativity is a central focus for the study of the complex properties of verb classes. The Unaccusative Hypothesis, first formulated in 1978, claimed that there are two classes of intransitive verbs, the unaccusative (Jill arrived) and the unergative or agentive (Jill sings). The hypothesis has provided a rich context for debating whether syntactic behaviour is semantically or lexically determined, the consequence of syntactic context, or a combination of these factors. No consensus has been reached. ...

The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface 2004, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199257645

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The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface 2004, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199257652

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