David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Linguistics and Philosophy 24 (1):71-124 (2001)
This paper argues for a largely unnoted distinction between relational and modal components in the lexical semantics of verbs. Wehypothesize that many verbs encode two kinds of semantic information:a relationship among participants in a situation and a subset ofcircumstances or time indices at which this relationship isevaluated. The latter we term sublexical modality.We show that linking regularities between semantic arguments andsyntactic functions provide corroborating evidence in favor of thissemantic distinction, noting cases in which the semantic groundingof linking through participant-role properties apparently fails. Thissemantic grounding can be preserved, however, once we abstractaway from sublexical modality in lexical semantic representations.Semantically-based linking constraints are insensitive to the sublexicalmodality component of lexical entries and depend only on informationin a predicator's situational core.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
J. Beavers (2011). An Aspectual Analysis of Ditransitive Verbs of Caused Possession in English. Journal of Semantics 28 (1):1-54.
Adele E. Goldberg (2013). Argument Structure Constructions Versus Lexical Rules or Derivational Verb Templates. Mind and Language 28 (4):435-465.
Similar books and articles
Marco Zorzi & Gabriella Vigliocco (1999). Compositional Semantics and the Lemma Dilemma. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):60-61.
Kent Johnson (2007). An Overview of Lexical Semantics. Philosophy Compass 3 (1):119-134.
M. Lynne Murphy (2010). Lexical Meaning. Cambridge University Press.
Paul A. Luce, Stephen D. Goldinger & Michael S. Vitevitch (2000). It's Good . . . But is It ART? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3):336-336.
Rui P. Chaves (2008). Linearization-Based Word-Part Ellipsis. Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (3):261-307.
Yael Ravin (1990). Lexical Semantics Without Thematic Roles. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #106,655 of 1,098,884 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?