By J. H. Allen, J. B. Greenough

A venerable source for greater than a century, Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar continues to be appeared by means of scholars and academics because the most interesting Latin reference grammar on hand. Concise, complete, and good geared up, it truly is unequalled intensive and readability, putting a wealth of recommendation on utilization, vocabulary, diction, composition, and syntax inside effortless succeed in of Latin students in any respect levels.

This sourcebook's three-part remedy starts off with phrases and kinds, protecting elements of speech, declensions, and conjugations. the second one half, syntax, explores instances, moods, and tenses. The concluding part bargains info on archaic usages, Latin verse, and prose composition, between different matters. vast appendixes function a word list of phrases and indexes. scholars of background, faith, and literature will locate lasting worth during this modestly priced version of a vintage consultant to Latin.

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Levin 1993) Crystal vases break easily. (Levin 1993) Once again, this characterization is too general and must be redefined in view of the semantics of both the construction and the verb. 2, in which I present additional support of my critique on the change-of-state criterion. There are two additional points of criticism regarding Levin's theoretical assumptions. First, Levin's basic hypothesis is that a verb's syntactic behaviour 38 LEXICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITIVITY AND ERGATIVITY is predicted by its meaning.

John is falling the tree. I argue that this account violates the more subtle distinction in English clause grammar. From Langacker's account it follows logically that something that is conceptually dependent cannot be isolated in an absolute construal, as witnessed by his examples. (17)a. The wind caused the tree to fall over. b. The tree fell over. c. *The wind caused. e. in the absence of any external force" (1991b:287). The infelicity of (17c) is due to the fact that "causation is conceptually dependent—the very notion makes inherent (albeit schematic) reference to the change induced" (1991b:287).

The arrow on the inner circle indicates that the process can be self-instigated. This term does not cover the same ground as Fillmore's use of it; he uses it in a definition of the agentive case, reserved for "the typically animate perceived instigator of the action" (1968:24). 19 The notion of 'figure' (indicated by bold face) is a cognitive grammar reinterpretation of Davidse's figures. THE SEMANTICS OF CAUSATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS 41 Fig. 7: The ergative paradigm The nuclear ergative pattern is fundamentally different from the linear transitive paradigm which has an inert Affected.

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