|Culmination/telicity and event delineation in Australian Languages: phonology, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics
|Année de publication
|Boneh, Norah, Daniel Harbour, Ora Matushansky, and Isabelle Roy
|Building on Babel’s Rubble / Construire sur les décombres de Babel
|Presses universitaires de Vincennes
The present paper will explore several issues which, I think, have been close to Léa’s theoretical heart throughout her entire career, that is the complex interplay between argument structure, event structure, actionality, tense and aspect parameters in the verb’s morphosyntax to semantics interface. Her numerous publications on transitivity, voice/ ergativity, together with their correlates with respect to tense-aspect and actionality, are a clear indication of a distinctly acquired taste for these particular theoretical notions—a taste Léa had evidently developed as early as her PhD thesis (Nash 1995), and has not stopped cultivating since then, cf. e.g. Nash (2017).