By Antonia Rothmayr

This e-book explores the character of stative verbs, their eventuality constitution, and the styles of argument consciousness. The learn exhibits that there's no unmarried type of stative verbs. particularly, numerous special teams of verbs are came across: Verbs that endure a scientific stative/eventive ambiguity; verbs that let for a stative examining purely; and verbs that appear to have an intermediate prestige (verbs of place and verbs of inner causation). The research concludes that there's a discrete boundary among stative and eventive verbs, except for any intermediate prestige. Stativity arises as the aspectual operators DO and turn into are absent within the lexical-semantic constitution. Eventivity arises if this type of is current. A minimalist view on argument cognizance and occasion constitution completes the booklet: Theta good points at the arguments are checked opposed to the aspectual heads in the verb word.

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