The Oxford Handbook of Event Structure

Author:   Robert Truswell (Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780199685318


Pages:   736
Publication Date:   26 March 2019
Format:   Hardback
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This handbook deals with research into the nature of events, and how we use language to describe events. The study of event structure over the past 60 years has been one of the most successful areas of lexical semantics, uniting insights from morphology and syntax, lexical and compositional semantics, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence to develop insightful theories of events and event descriptions. This volume provides accessible introductions to major topics and ongoing debates in event structure research, exploring what events are, how we perceive them, how we reason with them, and the role they play in the organization of grammar and discourse. The chapters are divided into four parts: the first covers metaphysical issues related to events; the second is concerned with the relationship between event structure and grammar; the third is a series of crosslinguistic case studies; and the fourth deals with links to cognitive science and artificial intelligence more broadly.

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Author:   Robert Truswell (Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.70cm , Height: 4.30cm , Length: 25.30cm
Weight:   1.426kg
ISBN:  

9780199685318


ISBN 10:   0199685312
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   26 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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The book contains supporting references and a helpful subject index at the end. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students and above in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science. * G. C. Gamst, CHOICE *


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Robert Truswell is Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh, and Adjunct Professor in Linguistics at the University of Ottawa, where he was Assistant Professor from 2011-14. He works on many aspects of syntax, semantics, and their interface, as well as syntactic and semantic change, and topics related to the evolution of language. His previous publications include the monograph Events, Phrases, and Questions (OUP, 2011), and the edited volumes Syntax and its Limits (OUP, 2014, with Raffaella Folli and Christina Sevdali) and Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax (OUP, 2017, with Eric Mathieu).

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