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Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification
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Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva F. Schultze-Berndt


Depictive secondary predicates such as ‘raw’ in ‘George ate the fish raw’ are important for current issues in syntactic and semantic theory, in particular predication theory, phrase structure theories, issues of control and grammatical relations, and verbal aspect. This book approaches depictive secondary predication from a cross-linguistic point of view. It traces all the relevant phenomena and brings together critical surveys and new contributions on their morphosyntactic and semantic properties. It particularly considers similarities and differences between secondary predicates and other ty ... More

Keywords: depictive secondary predication, syntactic theory, semantic theory, predication theory, phrase structure theories, control, grammatical relations, verbal aspect, morphosyntax, semantics

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199272266
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, editor
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
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Eva F. Schultze-Berndt, editor
School of Oriental and African Studies
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