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By Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (eds.)

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The examine of the linguistic reflexes of point has been an lively box of analysis in quite a few sub-disciplines of linguistics, similar to syntax, semantics (including discourse concept) and acquisition experiences. notwithstanding, conversation and dissemination of effects throughout those quite a few subfields has usually been oblique. the various angles introduced jointly supply us a finished photo of the illustration of element within the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers during this quantity characterize the result of a workshop at the syntax, semantics and acquisition of point held in 2002 whose objective used to be to foment energetic cross-disciplinary conversation. a few of the papers learn the syntactic illustration of lexical or state of affairs element, whereas others specialize in the syntactic interplay of lexical point with grammatical element, and of grammatical point and demanding. different papers study the position of point in discourse representations, whereas a 3rd staff of papers studies on result of empirical experiences at the acquisition of point in either first and moment language acquisition, and styles of lack of morphosyntactic reflexes of point in language attrition.

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Aspectual Inquiriess, 41-68. © 2005 Springer. Printed in the Netherlands. within the nominal domain as a specific syntactic node, then a principled approach to the syntax-semantics interface would require that within the domain of events as well, the property quantity must be represented as a specific syntactic node. The purpose of this article is to elaborate on this parallelism between the nominal domain and the event domain and to pursue its ramifications, with the aim of shedding light on the constituent structure of both nominals and events.

B. c. d. e. f. Characteristics of a Topic-Prominent Language Surface coding for topic in some topic prominent languages, but not necessarily for subject. No expletive subjects in topic prominent languages. Passivization is not common/not permitted in topic prominent languages. Topic prominent languages tend to be verb-final languages. No constraints on what can serve as a topic. , sentences with a subject and a base-generated topic) are pervasive 'in topic-prominent languages, but rare or unattested in pure subject-prominent languages.

In contrast to the languages just mentioned, there are languages in which the position of the object or the Case on the object is aspectually conditioned. In Mandarin Chnese, object splits are conditioned by both the specificity of the object and the delimitation of the event. The Mandarin BA construction involves object shift to the preverbal position, and is only possible when the event denoted by the predicate is delimited, as the examples in (8) and (9) show. Since delimited events require definite or specific objects, the shifted objects in the BA construction are also definite (examples from Cheng, 1988, pp.

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