EVENT STRUCTURE AND THE LEFT PERIPHERY: Studies on Hungarian(Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)
Author: Katalin É. Kiss
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 303
Format / Quality: PDF/excellent
“This is a collection of articles that has been produced as the conclusion of a three year project that was conducted at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sci-ences. a ] the presentation of the data is very clear making the problems and their analyses accessible to people that know no Hungarian. a ] the range and the cohesion of the proposed solutions make this an important volume.” (Michael Moss, The Linguist List, June, 2008)”
From the Back Cover
This book provides substantial new results in a novel field of research examining the syntactic and semantic consequences of event structure. The studies of this volume examine the hypothesis that event structure correlates with word order, the presence or absence of the verbal particle, the [+/- specific] feature of the internal argument, aspect, focusing, negation, and negative quantification, among others. The results reported concern the telicising vs. perfectivizing role of the verbal particle; the syntactic and semantic differences of verbs denoting a delimited change, and those denoting creation or coming into being; evidence of viewpoint aspect in a language with no morphological viewpoint marking; the aspectual role of non-thematic objects; the source of the ‘exhaustive identification’ function of structural focus; the interaction of negation and aspect etc.