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
> 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
> Valency is the property of a predicate that says which core arguments it
Interesting. So then Ebisedian verbs have 0 valency?
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