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|Title:||On a systematic component of meaning in idioms|
|Publisher:||University of Calgary|
|Citation:||McGinnis, M. (2002). On a systematic component of meaning in idioms. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 24(Fall), 1-8.|
|Abstract:||It has traditionally been assumed that the meaning of some or all phrasal idioms is non-compositional. However, I argue here that the aspectual meaning of idioms is completely systematic: there are no special aspectual restrictions on idioms, and moreover, the aspectual properties of an idiom are compositional, combining the aspectual properties of its syntactic constituents in the usual way. I show that this observation supports the theory of Distributed Morphology (Halle & Marantz 1994).|
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 24, Fall 2002|
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