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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57786

Weiss, D (2011). MTT meets Construction Grammar: the Treatment of Argument Structure. In: Boguslavsky, I; Wanner, L. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 295-305.

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Construction grammar offers a valuable tool for handling certain tricky cases that provide a challenge to MTT. In this paper, two such cases are examined, viz. ‘hybrid’ uses of non- motion verbs in motion constructions and omissions of motion verbs resulting in verbless sentences. Finally, the procedure of how to incorporate a construction into the MTT framework is substantiated by means of verbs denoting a physical transfer (giving).



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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Slavonic Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
410 Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:valency structure, Construction Grammar, verb omission, motion verbs, zero construction
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 16:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:32
Publisher:Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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