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Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure$
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Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, and Ivy Sichel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544325

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.001.0001

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Reflections on Manner/Result Complementarity *

(p.21) 2 Reflections on Manner/Result Complementarity*
Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Malka Rappaport Hovav (Contributor Webpage)

Beth Levin

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the observed complementarity of manner and result as components of lexicalized verb meaning. We provide a precise characterization of these meaning components: results involve scalar changes, while manners involve nonscalar changes. We propose a verb may only lexicalize one type of change, giving rise to manner/result complementarity.

Keywords:   motion, change of state, manner, result, scalar change

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