Jan van Voorst

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jan van Voorst plays a role.


Event Structure

Jan van Voorst

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 59] 1988. x, 181 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This paper shows that an adequate semantic analysis of causative transitive constructions with verbs like break, turn and roll has to take into account two phenomena: 1) semantic specification, and 2) change of state or accomplishment. These two phenomena are not at all specific to this type of… read more | Article
Voorst, Jan van 1993 Against a Composite Analysis of Certain Causative ConstructionsPerspectives on Language and Conceptualization, Nuyts, Jan and Eric Pederson (eds.), pp. 145–165