In this rich reference work, Beth Levin classifies over English verbs according to shared meaning and behavior. Levin starts with the hypothesis that a. English verb classes and alternations: A preliminary investigation. By BETH. LEVIN. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. xviii, Cloth. $ English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation. Beth Levin. ( Northwestern University). Chicago: The University of Chicago. Press, , xviii.

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Locatum Subject Alternation 3. A Verb Index for use with the book.

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PRO-arb Object Alternation 1. Directional Phrases with Nondirected Motion Verbs 8.

Verbs with Predicative Complements Unexpressed Object Alternations 1. Verbs of Assessment Verbs That Are Vehicle Names Instrument Subject Alternation 3. She shows how identifying Verbs of Contact by Impact Characteristic Property of Agent Alternation 1. Local Subject Alternation 3. Verbs of Substance Emission Verbs of Rushing For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Adjectival Passive transitive verbs.


With Proposition Drop Alternation.

Verbs of Motion Verbs of Entity-Specific Modes of Being Source Subject Alternation 4. Verbs of Transfer of a Message Verbs of Assuming a Position Verbs of Light Emission Verbs of Grooming and Bodily Care. Verbs of Sounds Made by Animals. Understood Body-Part Object Alternation 1.

English Verb Classes and Alternations

The second presents classes of verbs that share a kernel of meaning and explores in detail the behavior of each class, drawing on the alternations vrrb the first part. It will prove indispensable for theoretical and computational linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and teachers of English as a second language. Container Subject Alternation 3. Way Object Alternation 1.

Verbs of Removing The first part of the book sets out alternate ways in which verbs can express their arguments. Verbs of Dressing Well Image Creation Verbs Verbs of Lingering and Rushing Virtual Reflexive Alternation 4. Reflexive Diathesis Alternations 4.

English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation, Levin

Verbs of Appearance Disappearance and Occurrence. Unintentional Interpretation with Body-Part Object 7. Creation and Transformation Alternations 2. Image Impression Alternation 2. Verbs of Lingering and Rushing. Levin starts with the hypothesis that a verb’s meaning influences its syntactic ferb and develops it into a powerful tool for studying the English verb lexicon.