ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
Online ISSN : 1884-3107
Print ISSN : 0918-3701
ISSN-L : 0918-3701
THE STAGE-LEVEL RESTRICTION AND THE PECULIAR STATUS OF DEPICTIVE PREDICATES
NAOSHI KOIZUMI
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1996 Volume 13 Pages 121-139

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It has sometimes been pointed out in the generative literature that a semantic restriction is imposed on depictive predicates: stage-level predicates are acceptable as depictive predicates, but individual-level predicates are not. In this paper, we argue that as an answer to the question of why such a restriction is imposed on depictive predicates, Maruta's (1995) explanation is basically correct, but that the status of depictive predicates is not as simple as he supposes: they are, so to speak, half-fledged adverbials with adjectival nature rather than full-fledged adverbials. We therefore present an analysis which can provide an adequate account for such peculiar status.

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