In this paper, we examine failed attempt and partial success interpretations of accomplishment verbs cross-linguistically. We observe that accomplishments differ systematically as to which of these readings they can produce. Relying on Rothstein’s (2004) theory of accomplishments, we propose that this diversity can be accounted for through properties of the relation between subevents in the accomplishment event structure.
2020. Intentionality, scalar change, and non-culmination in Korean caused change-of-state predicates. Linguistics 58:5 ► pp. 1233 ff.
Becker, Laura & Andrej Malchukov
2022. Semantic maps and typological hierarchies: Evidence for the Actionality Hierarchy. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 41:1 ► pp. 31 ff.
de Saussure, Louis
2015. Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally (eds),Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure, Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 400 pp., £79 Hardbound, ISBN 9780199693498.. Dialectica 69:1 ► pp. 143 ff.
2020. On the temporal structure of nonculminating accomplishments. Linguistics 58:5 ► pp. 1323 ff.
2020. Referentiality, individuation and incompletive readings. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 29:4 ► pp. 435 ff.
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2021. Evaluativity of degree achievements and verbal prefixes: Evidence from Czech morphology. Acta Linguistica Academica 68:4 ► pp. 536 ff.
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