By Jack Goldstein

ISBN-10: 1783335319

ISBN-13: 9781783335312

Were you aware there's a species of dinosaur named after Hogwarts? which have been the biggest and smallest dinosaurs? what's the distinction among a brontosaurus and an apatosaurus? this wonderful ebook solutions all of those questions and extra, with over 100 proof approximately dinosaurs and different prehistoric creatures.

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Just about every simple transitive English verb expresses a wide range of predicates depending on the choice of direct object. 19) illustrate this phenomenon. 19) a. throw a baseball b. throw support behind a candidate c. , take a dive) d. throw a party e. throw a fit f. take a book from the shelf g. take a bus to New York h. take a nap i. take an aspirin for a cold j. take a letter in shorthand k. kill a cockroach l. kill a conversation m. V. n. , empty it) o. 19) from their metaphoric and idiomatic uses, yet no clear lines divide the classes.

Empty it) o. 19) from their metaphoric and idiomatic uses, yet no clear lines divide the classes. Although the different predicates formed by adding different direct objects to most simple transitive verbs assign different semantic roles to their subjects, one would be hard pressed to argue that a different predicate implies a different (homophonous) verb in each case. The person throwing a baseball propels it through the air with a motion of his arm; the person throwing a party may do no more than telephone a few guests; the person throwing a fit thrashes about on the floor.

A [ log sub] verb heads an l-s phrase that does not take a logical subject. Encoding the unaccusative/unergative distinction between intransitive verb classes in a lexical feature has clear consequences in the present theory. Lexical features like [±log sub] may be carried by affixes and thus play a role in derivational morphology. Because [ log sub] is a lexical feature in the present theory, passivization may be analyzed as the affixation of a [ log sub] morpheme to a verb, as explained in detail in chapter 4.

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