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Visibility and argument identification : a conceptual semantic approach to Alamblak and Japanese

Iwamoto, Enoch


This study attempts to combine the Government and Binding (GB) theory and Conceptual Semantics to provide an account for problems in the basic grammatical structures of Alamblak and some topics of Japanese. The thesis assumes Jackendovian Conceptual Semantics but aims to propose an alternative theory which establishes the relationship between syntax and semantics with maximum principles and minimum stipulations. The main concepts of the theory are argument identification and visibility....[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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