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Topology and Verb Classes


V. I. Arnol'd, Catastrophe Theory, Springer-Verlag, New York 1984

Beth Levin, English Verb Classes and Alternations: a Preliminary Investigation, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1993

Tim Poston and Ian Stewart, Catastrophe Theory and its Applications Pitman, London 1978

René Thom, Topologie et linguistique in A. Haefliger and R. Narasimhan, eds., Essays on Topology and Related Topics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1970. Thom's essay is on pp. 226-248.

René Thom, Stabilité Structurelle et Morphogénèse, W. A. Benjamin, Inc., Reading, Massachusetts, 1972. The catastrophes are treated in some detail. See especially Chapter 13, Appendix 2: Une interprétation topologique des fonctions grammaticales.

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