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Title:The Semantic Basis for Subject/object Asymmetries in English
Author(s):Honegger, Mark Andrew
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Morgan, Jerry
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:However, there are sentences which show an asymmetry between the temporal location of the subject in the eventuality and other constituents in the sentence, such as Aunt May resembled Sally, where Aunt May is dead and Sally is alive. The state of resembling cannot be contained wholly in the past and exclude the present. In such a situation, neither Sally nor the resembling is located by the tense but only Aunt May. The simplest hypothesis that captures these facts is to stipulate that the tense combines only with the subject and not anything else in the sentence.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:150 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82668
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812621
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997


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