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Structuring Sense Volume 2The Normal Course of Events$
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Hagit Borer

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263929

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.001.0001

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Slavification and Unaccusatives

Slavification and Unaccusatives

(p.306) 10 Slavification and Unaccusatives
Structuring Sense Volume 2

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This chapter returns to three paradigms from Italian and Hebrewin, and to the licensing of both E and in unaccusatives — that is, in intransitive quantity structures — showing that locatives play an important role, with covert locatives potentially assigning range to both E and in the paradigms, but not in all quantity intransitives. The resulting discussion sheds light on the accomplishment/achievement distinction, showing the latter to be a non-uniform event type, and in general subsumable under quantity structures.

Keywords:   event argument, licensing, quantity structures, locatives, intransitives

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