The Landscape of Applicatives

The present thesis is concerned with the syntax of constructions variously referred to as ‘applicative’, ‘ditransitive’, or ‘multiple object’ constructions: constructions that contain arguments that transcend the traditional subject-object characterization…


CHAPTER ONE Introduction
CHAPTER TWO Applicatives: The lay of the land
2.1 Introducing applicatives: typological considerations
2.2 Two kinds of applicatives
2.3 Previous approaches to applicative constructions
2.3.1 Baker’s incorporation approach
2.3.2 Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG)
2.3.3 Pylkkänen’s lexical semantic approach
2.3.4 A consensus: the ‘escape hatch’ treatment, and a way to derive it Anagnostopoulou’s (2003) Parametric approach Ura’s (1996) Object Shift approach McGinnis’s (2001) phase-based approach
2.3.5 Problems for the locality-based accounts of applicative (a)symmetries
2.4 Conclusion
CHAPTER THREE A more precise map of the applicative territory
3.1 McGinnis’ (2004) solutions
3.1.1 Problems with McGinnis’ (2004) solutions
3.2 Towards a more appropriate solution: what is not needed
3.2.1 Anti-locality
3.3 Low applicatives and anti-locality
3.3.1 Bošković’s (2005) early successive cyclic movement
3.3.2 Franks and Lavine’s (2004) agnostic movement
3.4 Category matters
3.4.1 Japanese ditransitives
3.5 Issues of Case assignment
3.5.1 Multiple case assignment in Korean
3.5.2 Linker
3.6 Conclusion
CHAPTER FOUR The thematic properties of Low Applicatives and related constructions
4.1 Introducing Object-sharing: intimacy between serial verb constructions and ditransitives
4.1.1 The semantic complexity of three-participant event
4.1.2 Object Sharing in Serial Verb Constructions: Baker and Stewart (2002)
4.2 Deriving the semantics of double object constructions
4.3 Low Applicatives and Resultatives
4.4 Resultatives
4.4.1 Ramchand (2002)
4.4.2 Kratzer (2004): a uniform raising analysis of resultatives
4.4.3 Object sharing in resultative constructions by movement into theta Position
4.5 Conclusion

Author: Jeong, Youngmi

Source: University of Maryland

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