Hilary Chappell

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

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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
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Chappell, Hilary 1999 The Double Unaccusative Construction in Sinitic LanguagesExternal Possession, Payne, Doris L. and Immanuel Barshi (eds.), pp. 195 ff.
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Chappell, Hilary 1994 Mandarin Semantic PrimitivesSemantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and empirical findings, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), pp. 109 ff.
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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