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dc.contributor.authorLundquist, Bjørn
dc.contributor.authorCorley, Martin
dc.contributor.authorTungseth, Mai
dc.contributor.authorSorace, Antonella
dc.contributor.authorRamchand, Gillian C
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T08:25:40Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T08:25:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-29
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we will discuss cross-linguistic variation in semantic entailment patterns in causa- tive alternations. Previous work has probed this issue with data from elicited semantic judge- ments on paired linguistic forms, often involving linguistic negation and contradiction. We contribute to the debate in the form of a related psycholinguistic experiment that taps into direct judgements of truth conditions based on visualized scenarios. The stimulus consisted of video sequences of agents causing events, and the task involved answering a Yes-No question based on the anticausative/inchoative alternant. We were therefore able to test two languages, Norwegian and English, with the very same stimuli and directly compare the judgements. Based on our results, we will argue that the causative alternation is qualitatively different in the two languages. More specifically, the results support an entailment relation between the causative and its anticausative counterpart in English, as predicted by the whole class of “causer-less” analyses (Levin & Rappaport Hovav 1995; Ramchand 2008; Reinhart & Siloni 2005) in the litera- ture. In contrast to this, our results support a reflexive analysis of antica rwegian (Chierchia 2004; Koontz-Garboden 2009), where no such entailment holds.en_US
dc.descriptionPublished version. Source at <a href=http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.158> http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.158 </a>en_US
dc.identifier.citationLundquist B. et.al.: Anticausatives are semantically reflexive in Norwegian but not in English. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2016;1 (1):1-30en_US
dc.identifier.issn2397-1835
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1404620
dc.identifier.other10.5334/gjgl.158
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/10677
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUbiquity Pressen_US
dc.relation.journalGlossa: a journal of general linguistics
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/NRC/FRIHUMSAM/213470/Jurisdiction/TransitivityAlternationsInEnglishAndNorwegianExperimentalInvestigations//en_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::General linguistics and phonetics: 011en_US
dc.subjectanticausativeen_US
dc.subjectinchoativeen_US
dc.subjectunaccusativeen_US
dc.subjectcausationen_US
dc.subjectNorwegianen_US
dc.subjectreflexiveen_US
dc.titleAnticausatives are semantically reflexive in Norwegian but not in Englishen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typeTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US


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