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The paper investigates complex predicate and serial verb constructions to explore how the meaning construing capacities of different syntactic categories are determined by the underlying structure of the construal specific communicative intents. In doing so, the author has discussed the role of participle in integrating the argument structures and lexical aspects into the resultant construal. It is...
For over thirty years, linguistic politeness has been constructed based upon the work of Lakoff (1975) and, particularly, Brown and Levinson (1978, 1987). Their seminal contributions, however, may elide other social constructions of linguistic politeness. Thus, this paper presents and represents a different positioning and experience that have not been previously attended to, especially the lived...
The author analyzes patterns of variation in degree constructions as ultimately semantically motivated (Beck et al. 2004); - more precisely, as rooted at the (structured) level of logical form via a parameter based on binding. The paper pursues two related objectives. First, he complements the sharp distinction between languages like Japanese vs. English with a case of a language that seems to be...
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