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These stative marked constructions can be accounted for as examples of marked undergoer assignment to the second highest argument in the LS, which results in the realization of the location argument as subject and in its being completely affected by the predicated event.
5) Stative verbs do not denote events, since they do not have an internal dynamic.
Note also the verbal form masahu, found in a stative form with the sense "to be of poor quality," and a D-stem form mussuhu with the sense "treat with contempt.
Interestingly, the TMA system of the children and the adult bilinguals match in the use of a closed list of stative verbs in the imperfect instead of the preterite, as illustrated in (18).
The token analysis, which looked at all instances of simple past verbs used in the corpus, revealed that most of the contexts involved telic verbs, with stative contexts the least frequent.
Gennari and Poeppel (2003) examined stative verbs, such as know, and eventive verbs, such as build, in both self-paced reading and lexical decision experiments.
Enkvist ("Old English") calls the Old English adverbial pa 'then' an action marker, which occurs in passages of action and dramatic climaxes, but later characterizes pa as a foreground marker that can also function as a "'dramatizer' highlighting a dramatic view of stative conditions" ("More" 306).
These verbs--"rove," "played," and "lost,"--convey this sense of pointless activity, and contrast with the inert stative ("stood" and "lay"), or passive ("had fallen"), or copula ("was," "were") verb forms that had predominated in the first stanza.
This paper seeks to recognize the existence of two kinds of stative verbs--pure statives and bounded ones--according to the differentiated relationship each group has with evidentiality, which is described as the source of information transmitted by a semantic content in certain verbs.
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negation, OM = object marker, PRS = present tense, PST = past tense, SA/SM = subject agreement marker, SBJV = subjunctive, STAT = stative, VR = verb root
A sampling of topics: the accentuation of neuter nouns in Slovene and West Bulgarian, the Indo-European stative in Slavic, the relative chronology of Slavic accentual developments, temporal gradation and temporal limitation, syntax and semantics in the history of Chinese, and Russian syntax and semantics, among other topics.
The second step in the grammaticalization of bora must have consisted of the stative (possessive) type illustrated by locbore 'someone with long hair', with a clausal correlate 'someone has long hair', thus requiring a possessor (experiencer) rather than an agent.
Verbs with stative senses do not generally appear in the progressive, since states of affairs do not allow for progression (ibid.
They can also be classified in terms of their inherent temporal properties as stative verbs, compact verbs, accomplishment verbs and activity verbs (Givoc[left and right arrow]n (2001).