Factivity

Factivity

Its Nature and Acquisition

eBook - 2003
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De Gruyter
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The book series Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) publishes high-quality work in linguistics that addresses current issues in synchrony and diachrony, theoretically or empirically oriented.


Challenging existing lexical-semantic accounts, this book presents a compositional approach to factivity and its acquisition. Factive sentences such as >John forgot that he bought wine< presuppose the truth of the embedded complement. The author argues that factivity results from the interaction of lexical-semantic, syntactic, and discourse-semantic factors. Rigorously designed experiments and a detailed analysis of longitudinal corpora provide evidence that the multidimensionality is mirrored in the acquisition process by a stepwise mastery of its different components. This book should be of interest to advanced students and researchers in both theoretical linguistics and language acquisition.
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The book series Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) publishes high-quality work in linguistics that addresses current issues in synchrony and diachrony, theoretically or empirically oriented.

 



Publisher: Tübingen : M. Niemeyer, 2003
ISBN: 9783110929546
3110929546
9783484304802
3484304804
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 252 pages) : illustrations

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