The Formation of Raising Verb Argument Structure in Early Modern English

Полховська, М. В., Очковська, А. П. (2019) The Formation of Raising Verb Argument Structure in Early Modern English. Studia Philologia (Філологічні студії): збірник наукових праць. (In Press)

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The paper is focused on studying the formation process of the argument structure of the raising verbs and, as a consequence, the establishment of the subject raising construction in the Early Modern English language. The emergence of studied verbs in the history of English is associated with the process of grammaticalization, when a verb with a full argument structure turns into a raising one-argument non-transitive verb that has no external argument and does not assign any theta-role to its internal argument; and subjectification, during which we observe the transition from the concrete semantic meaning of the verb to the abstract one. Restructuring of the argument environment of the raising verb is caused by the semantic bleaching of its meaning; as a result the Agent and the Cause are combined at the semantic structure level in the process of detransitivation. The Early Modern raising verb is a semantic and syntactic nucleus of the subject raising construction, which determines its main peculiarities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: argument, detransitivation, subject raising construction, raising verb, theta-role.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Educational and Research Institute of Foreign Philology > Department of English Philology and Translation
Depositing User: О.І. Ляшик
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 14:59
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 14:59

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