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ASPECTS OF LEXICAL STRUCTURE: VERBS IN LOCATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH AND ROMANIAN
- Autor: Ruxandra DRĂGAN
- An aparitie: 2012
- Numar de pagini: 258
- Format: B5
- ISBN: 978-606-16-0156-1
The present book, which represents the published version of my doctoral dissertation, is a comparative study of morpho-syntax based on the idea of the isomorphism between lexical item and root clause. I investigate the expression of change of location (directed vs. located motion) in English and Romanian, with particular focus on the syntactic composition of Manner and Motion in intransitive-based Goal of Motion constructions (GM, henceforth) (He limped into the room. / A intrat în cameră șchiopătând.). The framework proposed is that of Zubizarreta and Oh (2007), which draws upon the lexical syntax elaborated by Hale and Keyser (1993, 2002), a theoretical model built on the basic tenets of Universal Grammar.
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