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Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0378-4177
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9978
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Abstract

A fundamental issue facing all models of grammar is the mapping problem: how to link the semantic arguments defined by the lexical verb in a clause to their formal realizations in morphosyntax. This paper investigates this problem across a range of intransitive verb types, often grouped into unergative and unaccusative classes. It demonstrates that the criteria which determine this split vary across the Austronesian languages investigated, but that a strict hierarchy, putatively universal, of semantic parameters will predict exactly where the various splits can be drawn.
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2005-01-01
2019-09-22
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  • Article Type: Research Article
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