ERIC Number: EJ623350
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Patient Arguments of Causative Verbs Can Be Omitted: The Role of Information Structure in Argument Distribution.
Goldberg, Adele E.
Language Sciences, v23 n4-5 p503-24 Jul-Sep 2001
Offers an examination of the distributional range of causative verbs. Contrary to research claiming these verbs have highly circumscribed distributions, demonstrates that they readily appear in a wide variety of argument structure frames. The appearance of accusative verbs with omitted patient arguments is analyzed in detail and an account is offered in which properties of information structure play a critical role. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Event Structure, Argument Structure, and Argument Linking.