Copy raising as a lexical rule

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2021.4

Abstract

The paper argues that there is compelling evidence for analyzing copy raising in English as a lexical rule that converts a subtype of perception verb with a stimulus subject (so-called “flip-perception” verbs) into a semantically bleached verb of mild evidentiary force, roughly equivalent to seem in some uses, which identifies the index of its external argument with the index of the pronominally expressed external argument of its complement.

Downloads

Published

2021-10-31

How to Cite

Kay, Paul. 2021. Copy raising as a lexical rule. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 68–82. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2021.4) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/409) (Accessed December 8, 2022.)