Events and Predication

A new approach to syntactic processing in English and Spanish

Montserrat Sanz | Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
ISBN 9789027237149 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781588110015 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027284440 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Studies on the syntactic consequences of event type in languages have shown that Aktionsart plays a role in Universal Grammar. This book contributes to the exploration of the syntax/semantics interface by presenting a thorough comparison of event and predicate types in English and Spanish. The mapping between event and syntactic predicate types, including detransitives, is given a minimalist account based on the functional categories that embed event features and on a careful analysis of the features checked by objects. As the book delves into the theoretical issue of how parameters are characterized, it presents the most comprehensive account to date of event type phenomena in Spanish, an innovative analysis of the clitic SE and a re-definition of unaccusativity. The theory is then applied to the ongoing issues in the sentence processing literature. A proposal is made for an update of the current data in light of these latest linguistic discoveries.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 207] 2000.  xiv, 219 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book investigates a set of linguistic phenomena related to the syntax-semantics interconnections of Event types. Sanz covers interesting and intricate data with great care, concentrating on a comparison between English and Spanish. It is of great value, particularly for those interested in Spanish syntax.”
“In recent years, the acquisition of unaccusativity in SLA has received significant attention in English and other languages. Because Sanz offers a parametric account of English and Spanish, the ideas and analysis presented in this book easily lend themselves to conducting similar experimentation in SLA and bilingualism within the minimalist framework.”
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