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

The research of the linguistic reflexes of point has been an lively box of analysis in a variety of sub-disciplines of linguistics, reminiscent of syntax, semantics (including discourse conception) and acquisition reviews. even though, verbal exchange and dissemination of effects throughout those a variety of subfields has frequently been oblique. the several angles introduced jointly supply us a entire photograph of the illustration of element within the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers during this quantity signify the result of a workshop at the syntax, semantics and acquisition of element held in 2002 whose function used to be to foment lively cross-disciplinary conversation. many of the papers learn the syntactic illustration of lexical or scenario point, whereas others specialize in the syntactic interplay of lexical element with grammatical point, and of grammatical point and stressful. different papers learn the function of element in discourse representations, whereas a 3rd team of papers experiences on result of empirical reviews 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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For more than three, all reticules which include at least three complete cells will be selected, etc. 5, a reticule will be selected which involves a portion of the mass which does not correspond to a canonical singular. , with plural inflection), where, I suggest, the # function will be equivalent to that of any unspecified number bigger than one. Some, then, could choose any (or all) reticules in which there are at least two cell divisions, thereby giving rise to some unspecified number of individuals, but individuals nevertheless.

120). (28) * Am onna-no-hito-wa sono neko-o uchi-ni tsurete-kaerimashita. 2. Lisu: the limiting case? Lisu, a Lolo-Burmese language, is considered a highly topic prominent language because almost every clause contains a topic (Li & Thompson, 1976). A striking property of this language is that while every clause has an identifiable topic, it is often impossible to distinguish subject from direct object or alternatively, agent from patient. There are no diagnostics that reliably identify subjects (or objects) in Lisu.

G (23) a. b. c. d. e. f. g. mawani wak'e wanuwe wathi waxphye blowakaska wagltpa 'I walk' 'I dug' 'I swam, bathed' 'I live, dwell' 'I'm lying' 'I hiccough' 'I vomit' (24) a. b. c. d. e. mahixpaye mat'& amikisni imaphi malhkhota 'I fell' 'I fainted, died' 'I got 'I'm tired' 'I'm Sioux' It is tempting to conclude that activelstative marking is another manifestation of subject splits. However, it is entirely possible that the activelstative marking found in languages like Euchee and Lakhota is lexically-based, determined by verb class.

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