Transitivity

Form, Meaning, Acquisition, and Processing

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| University of Cologne
| University of Freiburg
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What happens when a canonically transitive form meets a canonically transitive meaning, and what happens when this doesn’t happen? How do dyadic forms relate to monadic ones, and what are the entailments of the operations that the grammar uses to relate one to the other? Collecting original expert work from acquisition, processing, typological and theoretical syntax-semantics research, this volume provides a state of the art as well as cutting edge discussion of central issues in the realm of Transitivity. These include the definition and role of "Natural Transitivity", the interpretation and repercussions of valency changing operations and differential case marking, and the interactions between (in)transitive Gestalts in different categories and at different levels of representation.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 166]  2010.  vii, 308 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
i–vi
Trans-duction
Patrick Brandt and Marco García García
1–12
Part I. Form and Meaning
Types of transitivity, intransitive objects, and untransitivity – and the logic of their structural designs: Ways to keep apart derivation in syntax and in the lexicon
Werner Abraham
15–68
The interaction of transitivity features in the sinhala involitive
John Beavers and Cala Zubair
69–94
Transitivity in Chinese experiencer object verbs
Elisabeth Verhoeven
95–118
Non-zero/non-zero alternations in differential object marking
Stefan Keine and Gereon Müller
119–140
Part II. Acquisition and processing
Children and transitivity: The subject-object asymmetry in a natural setting
Lotte Hogeweg and Helen de Hoop
143–160
Grammatical transitivity vs. interpretive distinctness: The case for a separation of two levels of representation that are often conflated
Matthias Schlesewsky, Kamal Kumar Choudhary and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
161–188
Part III. Transitivity and diathesis
The space between one and two: Transitives, intransitives and the middle voice
Kees de Schepper
191–208
Event-structure and individuation in impersonal passives
Beatrice Primus †
209–234
Part IV. Crosslinguistic and crosscategorical considerations
Lability and spontaneity
Alexander Letuchiy
237–256
Transitivity of deverbal nominals and aspectual modifiers of the verbal stem (evidence from Russian)
Anna Pazelskaya
257–278
Individuation and semantic role interpretation in the adpositional domain
Sander Lestrade and Peter de Swart
279–300
Language index
301–302
Subject index
303–308
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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