By Hans C. Boas
Offering a unified resolution in the frameworks of development Grammar and body Semantics, Hans Boas develops an account of resultative buildings in English through grouping them in sessions: conventionalized and non-conventionalized. The usage-based version used the following proposes that every specific experience of a verb constitutes a conventionalized mini-construction, that is an important details for the licensing of arguments. by contrast, verbs in non-conventionalized resultative structures can gather a unique which means and thereby a brand new syntactic body. English and German resultatives are in comparison to illustrate the exact lexical polysemy networks of English and German verbs.
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6) Jim danced Mary tired. 7) a. b. c. d. He washed the soap out of his eyes. He shaved his hair off. They wrung a confession out of him. They ate us out of house and home. 8) a. b. c. They painted the door green. They cooked the chicken dry. They pushed him into the well. 7) occur with verbs ‘ that do not usually take an 0均 ec t' and that they do not exhibit any ‘ sensible semantic relationship' with respect to the matrix verb (1 988: 116). This leads him to conclude that the postverbal NP is not an argument of the verb and that all three types of resultatives should be analyzed along the same lines.
Given that particle verbs with a resultative sense can be classified as Averbs , we now turn to the question of whether Aarts' account of ‘ spatialresultative constructions' in terms of properties of A-verbs succeeds on two levels. rb-preposition structures that are interpreted as resultatives. Second , we examine whether it is also capable of analyzing other resultative constructions in a similar manner. Th巳 first point is concerned with the movement of the SC subjec t. 18) a. b. Jim painted the house red.
D. He washed the soap out of his eyes. He shaved his hair off. They wrung a confession out of him. They ate us out of house and home. 8) a. b. c. They painted the door green. They cooked the chicken dry. They pushed him into the well. 7) occur with verbs ‘ that do not usually take an 0均 ec t' and that they do not exhibit any ‘ sensible semantic relationship' with respect to the matrix verb (1 988: 116). This leads him to conclude that the postverbal NP is not an argument of the verb and that all three types of resultatives should be analyzed along the same lines.