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Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences$
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Neil Myler

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034913

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001

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Conclusions and Prospects

Conclusions and Prospects

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(p.403) 8 Conclusions and Prospects
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Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences
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Neil Myler

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0008

This chapter begins by giving a brief overview of the arguments made in the main body of the book. It then examines prospects for extending the approach to other constructions that involve HAVE and BE beyond possession, including aspectual auxiliary constructions and existential constructions. After discussing some other open questions, the chapter concludes by highlighting that the findings of this book force us to adopt a certain view of the place of thematic roles in the architecture of the grammar: thematic roles are not features assigned to particular positions by the syntax, but instead constitute (part of) the meaning of certain syntactic terminal nodes, and are relevant only in the semantic component.

Keywords:   Possession, HAVE/BE alternations, Aspect, Auxiliaries, Existentials, Copulas

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