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  • ISBN: 9780226475332
  • ISBN10: 0226475336

English Verb Classes and Alternations a Preliminary Investigation

by Beth Levin

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1993
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Preface Introduction: The Theoretical Perspective The Layout of the Book Part One: Alternations Transitivity Alternations 1.1. Object of Transitive = Subject of Intransitive Alternations 1.1.1. Middle Alternation 1.1.2. Causative Alternations 1.1.2.1. Causative/Inchoative Alternation 1.1.2.2. Induced Action Alternation 1.1.2.3. Other Instances of Causative Alternations 1.1.3. Substance/Source Alternation 1.2. Unexpressed Object Alternations 1.2.1. Unspecified Object Alternation 1.2.2. Understood Body-Part Object Alternation 1.2.3. Understood Reflexive Object Alternation 1.2.4. Understood Reciprocal Object Alternation 1.2.5. PRO-arb Object Alternation 1.2.6. Characteristic Property Alternations 1.2.6.1. Characteristic Property of Agent Alternation 1.2.6.2. Characteristic Property of Instrument Alternation 1.2.7.WayObject Alternation 1.2.8. Instructional Imperative 1.3. Conative Alternation 1.4. Preposition Drop Alternations 1.4.1. Locative Preposition Drop Alternation 1.4.2.WithProposition Drop Alternation 2. Alternations Involving Arguments Within the VP 2.1. Dative Alternation 2.2. Benefactive Alternation 2.3. Locative Alternation 2.3.1.Spray/LoadAlternation 2.3.2.ClearAlternation (transitive) 2.3.3.WipeAlternation 2.3.4.SwarmAlternation 2.3.5.ClearAlternation (intransitive) 2.4. Creation and Transformation Alternations 2.4.1. Material/Product Alternation (transitive) 2.4.2. Material/Product Alternation (intransitive) 2.4.3. Total Transformation Alternation (transitive) 2.4.4. Total Transformation Alternation (intransitive) 2.5. Reciprocal Alternations 2.5.1. Simple Reciprocal Alternation (transitive) 2.5.2.TogetherReciprocal Alternation (transitive) 2.5.3.ApartReciprocal Alternation (transitive) 2.5.4.SimpleReciprocal Alternation (intransitive) 2.5.5.TogetherReciprocal Alternation (intransitive) 2.5.6.ApartReciprocal Alternation (intransitive) 2.6. Fulfilling Alternation 2.7. Image Impression Alternation 2.8.With/AgainstAlternation 2.9.Through/WithAlternation 2.10. BlameAlternation 2.11.SearchAlternations 2.12. Body-Part Possessor Ascension Alternation 2.13. Possessor-Attribute Factoring Alternations 2.13.1. Possessor Object 2.13.2. Attribute Object 2.13.3. Possessor and Attribute Alternation 2.13.4. Possessor Subject (transitive) 2.13.5. Possessor Subject (intransitive) 2.14.AsAlternation 3. "Oblique" Subject Alternations 3.1. Time Subject Alternation 3.2. Natural Force Subject Alternation 3.3. Instrument Subject Alternation 3.4. Abstract Cause Subject Alternation 3.5. Locatum Subject Alternation 3.6. Local Subject Alternation 3.7. Container Subject Alternation 3.8. Raw Material Subject Alternation 3.9. Sum of Money Subject Alternation 3.10. Source Subject Alternation 4. Reflexive Diathesis Alternations 4.1. Virtual Reflexive Alternation 4.2. Reflexive of Appearance Alternation 5. Passive 5.1. Verbal Passive 5.2. Prepositional Passive 5.3. Adjectival Passive (transitive verbs) 5.4. Adjectival Perfect Participles (intransitive verbs) 6. Alternations Involving Postverbal "Subjects" 6.1.There-Insertion 6.2. Locative Inversion 7. Other Constructions 7.1. Cognate Object Construction 7.2. Cognate Prepositional Phrase Construction 7.3. Reaction Object Construction 7.4. X'sWayConstruction 7.5. Resultative Construction 7.6. Unintentional Interpretation of Object 7.6.1. Unintentional Interpretation with Reflexive Object 7.
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