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Query Details

Query Subject:   sensation and related physical property predicates
Author:   Daniela Caluianu
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear collegues,

I would be extremely grateful if you could suggest any
bibliographical material dealing with the semantic
alternation in (1) below.

(1) a. This tea is ho
b. I am ho

Whereas the predicate in (1a) refers to a physical
property, the one in (1b) refers to a sensation. Sentence
(1b) can be paraphrased as 'I feel hot'.

In some languages, such as my native Romanian, the
semantic distinction is associated with a formal
distinction. The NP in (1a) is nominative whereas the one
in (1b) is dative.

I am particularly interested in:

(a) accounts of this semantic distinction in languages
where it is not associated with any formal marking.
(b) whether there are any languages that use distinc
predicates to express (1a) and (1b).

I thank you in advance. I will post a summary.

Daniela Caluianu

LL Issue: 13.1138
Date posted: 24-Apr-2002


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