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Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally


This volume presents new work by leading researchers on a central theme in study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state, and the relation between them. The goal is to advance our understanding of these aspects of event structure by bringing foundational semantic research together with a series of case studies from a variety of languages that broaden the empirical base for testing theories of event structure by exploring telicity, change, and the notion of state not only within the verbal domain but also across a range of morpho-syntactic ... More

Keywords: incrementality, telicity, state, parameter, l-syntax, change, aspect, resultatives, passives, nominalization

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Violeta Demonte, editor
Spanish National Research Council

Louise McNally, editor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

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1 Introduction

Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally

Part I Foundational aspects of event structure: Telicity, change, and state

5 Telicity expression in the visual modality

Evie Malaia and Ronnie B. Wilbur *

Part II Event structure in a cross-categorial perspective

6 The monotonicity hypothesis

Andrew Koontz‐Garboden *

7 From psych verbs to nouns

Antonio Fábregas, Rafael Marín, and Louise McNally *

8 Passive states

Berit Gehrke *

12 Building involuntary states in Slavic

María Luisa Rivero and Ana Arregui *