Hilary Chappell

List of John Benjamins publications for which Hilary Chappell plays a role.



This study sets out to discuss the evolution from oblique to core case as a manifestation of overtly-marked nominative-accusative alignment in Sinitic languages. This is due to the emergence of a type of ‘optional’ marking on preverbal direct objects in a construction type that has become… read more | Article
This paper analyzes serial verb constructions in Jinghpo formed by ya33 ‘give’, arguing that it has the function of a valency–increasing device in nuclear serialization: The use of ya33 allows the licensing of an additional beneficiary argument as a core argument to the lexical verb. In a new… read more | Article
Chappell, Hilary 2002 5. The Universal Syntax of Semantic Primes in Mandarin ChineseMeaning and Universal Grammar: Theory and empirical findings, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), pp. 243–322
Chappell, Hilary 1999 The Double Unaccusative Construction in Sinitic LanguagesExternal Possession, Payne, Doris L. and Immanuel Barshi (eds.), pp. 195 ff.
Chappell, Hilary 1994 Mandarin Semantic PrimitivesSemantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and empirical findings, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), pp. 109 ff.
Chappell, Hilary 1986 The Passive of Bodily Effect in ChineseStudies in Language 10:2, pp. 271–296
In standard Chinese (pŭtōnghuà), besides the regular passive form NP (undergoer) - BEI - NP (agent) - VP, there is a second syntactically related passive with a complex predicate containing a postverbal or 'retained object' : NP (undergoer) - BEI - NP (agent) - V - LE - N (part of the body). This… read more | Article