A Syntactic and Semantic Investigation of German and English
Appendix 4: Part-Whole Applicative
1) Part-Whole Applicative (348)
c. (AppPWP and Voice combine by Event Identification.)
[[zerbeulte]] = λx.λe. DENT(e) & Thm(e)(x)
[[VP]] does not compute due to functional composition
[[AppPW]] = λf
[[AppPW’]] = λy. λe. DENT(e) & Thm(e)(the door)& the door ⊲y for the duration of e
[[AppPWP]] = λe. DENT(e) & Thm(e)(the door)& the door ⊲ the car for the duration of e
[[Voice]] = λx. λe. Agt(e)(x)
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