Non Alternating Argument Structures: The Causative/Inchoative Alternation in Dictionaries

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Page349-359
AuthorSimonetta Montemagni
TitleNon Alternating Argument Structures: The Causative/Inchoative Alternation in Dictionaries
AbstractArgument structure alternations, and specifically the causative/inchoative alternation, cannot be defined in syntactic terms only, by abstracting away from the lexical set of possible arguments an alternating verb can take; in order to account for it, semantic restrictions on the arguments of the verb should also be considered. First, the paper illustrates the theoretical necessity for more granular specifications, taking into account both the verb and its possible arguments. Secondly, a survey of the way dictionaries treat this kind of information is provided; stress is laid on whether dictionaries can be considered an exhaustive source in this respect.
SessionPART 2 - The way words work together / combinatorics
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@InProceedings{ELX94-038,
author = {Simonetta Montemagni},
title = {Non Alternating Argument Structures: The Causative/Inchoative Alternation in Dictionaries},
pages = {349-359},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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