ERIC Number: EJ623353
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Argument Linking and the Commercial Transaction Frame in English, Russian, and Japanese.
Croft, William; Taoka, Chiaki; Wood, Esther J.
Language Sciences, v23 n4-5 p579-602 Jul-Sep 2001
Analyzed the argument linking of the commercial transaction frame in English, Russian, and Japanese. The commercial transaction frame is semantically complex, because there are two transfers in opposite directions (money goes from buyer to seller and goods from seller to buyer). English and Russian construe the commercial frame in essentially the same way; Japanese construes the aspect of the frame differently, leading to different argument linking patterns in that language. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: Event Structure, Argument Structure, and Argument Linking.