Readership: Graduate students in linguistics, psychology and philosophy; scholars in linguistics, psychology and philosophy.
Hagit Borer, University of Southern California
"Syntacticians like Borer define the big research questions for the rest of us. Two provocative and inspiring books." - Angelika Kratzer
"Hagit Borer's two volumes are a truly impressive achievement. She develops an original and careful theoretical framework, with far-reaching implications, as she describes. And she applies it in what have traditionally, and plausibly, been the two major domains of language: nominals and predication (event structure). The application is deeply informed and scrupulously executed, as well as remarkably comprehensive, covering a wide range of typologically different languages, and with much new
material. No less valuable is her careful critical review of the rich literature on these topics, drawing from it where appropriate, identifying problems and developing alternatives within the general framework she has developed. These are sure to become basic sources for further inquiry into the fundamental issues she explores with such insight and understanding." - Noam Chomsky
1. Setting Course
1: Exo-Skeletal Explanations - a Recap
2: Why Events?
2. The Projection of Arguments
3: Structuring Telicity
4: (A)structuring Atelicity
5: Interpreting Telicity
6: Direct Range Assignment: The Slavic Paradigm
7: Direct Range Assignment: Telicity without Verkuyl's Generalization
8: How Fine-Grained?
3. Locatives and Event Structure
9: The Existential Road: Unergatives and Transitives
10: Slavification and Unaccusatives
11: Forward Oh!