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Verb valency patterns [electronic resource] : a challenge for semantics-based accounts / by Susen Faulhaber.

By: Faulhaber, Susen, 1978-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Topics in English linguistics: 71.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 357 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110240788 (electronic bk.); 3110240785 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb phrase | Semantics | Dependency grammar | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Grammaticale functieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Verb valency patterns.DDC classification: 425/.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Based on an empirical study of English verbs, the author discusses to what extent complementation is predictable from meaning by examining whether semantically similar verbs also exhibit the same syntactic properties. The significant number of idiosyncrasies presented rigorously challenge approaches that assume meaning to be the determining force in complementation.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Erlangen and Nuremberg, Germany, 2009) under the title: Semantic aspects of verb valency.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Based on an empirical study of English verbs, the author discusses to what extent complementation is predictable from meaning by examining whether semantically similar verbs also exhibit the same syntactic properties. The significant number of idiosyncrasies presented rigorously challenge approaches that assume meaning to be the determining force in complementation.

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