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Title: 自動詞の他動詞的構文について
Other Titles: On the Transitive Constructions of Intransitive Verbs
Authors: 田中, 彰一
Authors (alternative): Tanaka, Shoichi
Issue Date: Jan-1990
Citation: 長崎大学教養部紀要. 人文科学篇. 1990, 30(2), p.37-58
Abstract: In English it is usually taken for granted that transitive and intransitive verbs are different in that the former takes the object NP but the latter does not. However, there are some constructions in which intransitive verbs take the object NPs. Among such constructions, we consider here two kinds of sentence: cognate object constructions (ia) and resultative constructions (ib). (i) a. John slept a sound sleep. b. John laughed himself sick. We show that both of these constructions have two types of functional and semantic use which we call "intransitive" and "transitive." The high productivity of resultative constructions apparently allows us to make the two types of resultative sentence with cognate objects. However, such sentences, which are conceptually acceptable, are actually unacceptable to native speakers. We explain that this fact is attributed to a syntactic constraint in the "intransitive" type sentence and to some peculiarity of cognate objects in the "transitive" type, which can be considered to be shared with "object of result."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15265
ISSN: 02871300
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 30, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15265

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