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Structuring Sense Volume 2The Normal Course of Events$
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Hagit Borer

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263929

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.001.0001

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Structuring Telicity

Structuring Telicity

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(p.69) 3 Structuring Telicity
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Structuring Sense Volume 2
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Hagit Borer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0003

This chapter discusses the projection of functional event structure, arguing specifically for an Event Phrase (EP) and for an Aspectual Quantity Phrase (Asp Q P). In the context of both of these nodes, argument role labels may emerge, those of originator and subject-of-quantity, respectively. In both cases, however, it is not the structure itself that assigns a role. Rather, the role is assigned as an entailment from the event structure. It is argued that the appearance of an obligatory argument, especially in the case of unaccusatives and telic transitives, does not arise from assignment relations, but from the need to assign range to aspectual structure, which must occur under well-defined syntactic conditions, specifically under specifier-head relations. As such, the existence of well-defined formal syntactic conditions on the emergence of a telic interpretation will provide a strong argument for the syntactic representation of event structure.

Keywords:   functional event structure, event phrase, aspectual quantity phrase, arguments, L-domain

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