Functional constraints in grammar : on the unergative-unaccusative distinction /

This book examines in detail the acceptability status of sentences in the following five English constructions, and elucidates the syntactic, semantic, and functional requirements that the constructions must satisfy in order to be appropriately used: There-Construction, (One's) Way Construction...

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Main Author: Kuno, Susumu, 1933-
Other Authors: Takami, Ken'ichi, 1952-
Format: eBook
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 2004.
Series:Constructional approaches to language ; v. 1.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Functional Constraints in Grammar; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Acknowledgement; 1. Introduction; 2. The there-construction and unaccusativity; 3. The way construction and unergativity; 4. The cognate object construction and unergativity; 5. The pseudo-passive construction and unergativity; 6. Extraposition from subject NPs and unaccusativity; 7. Conclusion; Notes; References; Name index; Subject index; The series Constructional Approaches to Language.