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Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 12:47
On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 06:39:33AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> An argument is the semantic version of a NP: thus in "John ate the banana", > the arguments are John and the banana.
Ahhh. Thanks for the clarification. I could never figure out the difference before.
> An argument is a core argument if the predicate insists on having it.
Interesting. I suppose in light of this, Ebisedian has no core arguments, since everything is optional, and things clear from context are usually freely elided.
> Valency is the property of a predicate that says which core arguments it > has.
Interesting. So then Ebisedian verbs have 0 valency? T -- The two rules of success: 1. Don't tell everything you know. -- YHL


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
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