Assumptions about Communication, etc.

Dan Parvaz dparvaz at UNM.EDU
Wed Mar 7 05:10:10 UTC 2001

> With all due respect, if you work on verb complementation & causative
> construction, the concepts of "agent" and "intent" are absolutely
> crucial fdor understanding 'rules of grammar'. So let's not throw them
> out prematurely.  TG

I was under the impression that agentivity depended more on the _Absicht_
variety of "intent" than on the lower-level _Intentionalitaet_ that I
thought was the topic of this thread. If I'm wrong about this, I need to
re-read a whole lot of material in a new light.



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