久野・高見(共)著/文法における機能的制約:非能格―非対格の区別<br>Functional Constraints in Grammar : On the Unergative-unaccusative Distinction (Constructional Approaches to Language)

久野・高見(共)著/文法における機能的制約:非能格―非対格の区別
Functional Constraints in Grammar : On the Unergative-unaccusative Distinction (Constructional Approaches to Language)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 253 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789027218216
  • DDC分類 415

基本説明

Examines in detail the acceptability status of sentences in There-Construction, (One's) Way Construction, Cognate Object Construction, Pseudo-Passive Construction, and Extraposition from Subject NPs ,and elucidates their syntactic, semantic, and functional requirements.

Full Description


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, Cognate Object Construction, Pseudo-Passive Construction, and Extraposition from Subject NPs. It has been argued in the frameworks of Chomskyan generative grammar, relational grammar, conceptual semantics and other syntactic theories that the acceptability of sentences in these constructions can be accounted for by the unergative-unaccusative distinction of intransitive verbs. However, this book shows through a wide range of sentences that none of these constructions is sensitive to this distinction. For each construction, it shows that acceptability status is determined by a given sentence's semantic function as it interacts with syntactic constraints (which are independent of the unergative-unaccusative distinction), and with functional constraints that apply to it in its discourse context.

Contents

1. Acknowledgement; 2. 1. Introduction; 3. 2. The there-construction and unaccusativity; 4. 3. The way construction and unergativity (by Courtenay, Karen); 5. 4. The cognate object construction and unergativity; 6. 5. The pseudo-passive construction and unergativity; 7. 6. Extraposition from subject NPs and unaccusativity; 8. 7. Conclusion; 9. Notes; 10. References; 11. Name index; 12. Subject index