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Arguments in syntax and semantics

Author: Alexander Williams, (Linguist)
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2015]
Series: Key topics in syntax.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argument structure - the pattern of underlying relations between a predicate and its dependents - is at the base of syntactic theory and the theory of the interface with semantics. This comprehensive guide explores the motives for thematic and event-structural decomposition, and its relation to structure in syntax. It also discusses broad patterns in the linking of syntactic to semantic relations, and includes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Williams, (Linguist)
ISBN: 9780521151726 0521151724 9780521190961 0521190967
OCLC Number: 881498596
Description: xiv, 380 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Background --
Syntax --
Semantics --
Part II: Kinds of arguments --
Arguments in syntax --
Arguments in semantics --
Implicit arguments --
Part III: Analysis of argument relations --
Thematic relaitons --
Agent and patient --
Role iteration --
Separation --
Even structure --
Linking and framing --
Part IV: Case studies --
Passives --
Resultatives.
Series Title: Key topics in syntax.
Responsibility: Alexander Williams.

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A guide to the relations between a predicate and its arguments, for researchers and advanced students in linguistics.  Read more...

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