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It investigates the lexical-semantic and morphosyntactic properties of a number of constructions including causatives, passives, applicatives, and experiencer predicates. The lexical semantic analysis of the verbs appeals to the theory of Conceptual Semantics as developed by Ray Jackendoff.

2 deals with classes of verbs, and g devices In chapter 9, Amberber describes derivational prexes in Amharic; these include intransitivizer tE- and causative as-. Some verbs may only occur with one of these prexes, .

2 deals with classes of verbs, and g devices. Then §3 presents an overview of derivations which change valency. In §4 we discuss derivations which typically reduce valency – passive, antipassive, reexive, reciprocal and anticausative (plus the ubiquitous middle) In chapter 9, Amberber describes derivational prexes in Amharic; these include intransitivizer tE- and causative as-. intransitive tE-dEssEtE ‘be pleased, be happy’ and transitive as-dEssEtE ‘please, make happy’ (note that dEssEtE cannot be used alone).

Amberber M, 2002, Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic, Original, Lincom Europa, Munich.

Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic.

Introduction: complex predicates Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey 2. Complex predicate formation Brett Baker and Mark Harvey 3. The light verb jungle: still hacking away Miriam But. More). Changing valency Case studies in transitivity: Valency-changing and valency-encoding devices in Amharic. Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic. Complex Predicates: List of figures and tables. Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, Mark O. Harvey. Differential subject marking in Amharic. In The second Glot International book, eds. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Lisa Cheng and Rint Sybesma, 107–148. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

The received concept of transitivity includes several semantic properties based on the idea that transitive clauses express an action performed by an agent on a patient.

Arguably, a semantic characterization of syntactic transitivity requires independent definitions of semantic and syntactic transitivity and needs more empirical support

Verb classes and transitivity in Amharic. by Mengistu Amberber. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9783895864049 (978-3-89586-404-9) Softcover, LINCOM publishers, 2002. Find signed collectible books: 'Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic'. Learn More at LibraryThing. Mengistu Amberber at LibraryThing.

The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the . Все результаты Поиска книг Google » Об авторе (1997).

The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field. Все результаты Поиска книг Google Об авторе (1997).

The book provides a detailed analysis of verb classes and transitivity alternations in the Ethiosemitic language Amharic. It investigates the lexical-semantic and morphosyntactic properties of a number of constructions including causatives, passives, applicatives, and experiencer predicates. The lexical semantic analysis of the verbs appeals to the theory of Conceptual Semantics as developed by Ray Jackendoff. Thus, the study assumes a decompositional approach to the meaning of lexical items in which the meaning of a given lexical item is decomposed into smaller universal conceptual primitives. Each chapter begins with a succinct introduction of the Amharic data under investigation and a concise statement of the theoretically relevant issues. Then the Amharic data is analysed within a cross-linguistic context in order to uncover deep and underlying grammatical properties. The book would interest theoretical and descriptive linguists studying the interface between lexical semantics and morphosyntax. As it explores the relationship between conceptual structure and language, the book would also be of interest to psycholinguists and researchers interested in the mental lexicon.