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Prepositions as event licensors and the semantics of copular clauses

Prepositions as event licensors and the semantics of copular clauses

Arche, Maria J. (2010) Prepositions as event licensors and the semantics of copular clauses. In: On Linguistic Interfaces II, 2-4 Dec 2010, Belfast, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper discusses three broad issues of the syntax semantics interface such as a) the individual-level / stage-level distinction, b) the ontology of events (e.g. stative/eventive distinction) together with the role of prepositions in event structure, and c) the identification of events. The three of them are discussed here at the light of copular constructions like the ones illustrated in (1) below. Although it is unlikely I succeed in giving an optimal solution to the puzzles these sentences pose to us, I hope I can make a clear exposition of the issues and ways to approach them.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Event structure, syntax, semantics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Applied Linguistics Research Group
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 11:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5216

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