Katarzyna Dziwirek's scientific contributions

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Verbs of perception have been typically classified into three semantic groups. Gisborne (2010) calls the three categories agentive (listen class), experiencer (hear class), and percept (sound class). Examples pertaining to the sense of smell in English use the same lexical item (smell), while in Polish, the three senses of smell are expressed with...

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... A potential concern with Experiment 1 arises from the polysemy of the transitive verb smell in English (and many other languages): When used in a transitive sentence, as in the clause Eliza smelled the muffin, the verb to smell can have an agentive interpretation (e.g., a person sniffs the muffin on purpose) or an experiencer interpretation (e.g., a person simply breathes the air and thereby becomes aware of a smell), e.g., Kopytko (1990), Gisborne (2010), and Dziwirek (2016). Gisborne (2010) describes two meanings in terms of the agent vs. experiencer distinction; similarly, Kopytko (1990) uses the labels [+active, + intent] and [-active, -intent] for these two meanings (To taste is semantically ambiguous in the same way, but in the contexts tested in this paper, the agentive interpretation is more salient. ...