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Linking : the geometry of argument structure

Author: Janet H Randall
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, 2010.
Series: Studies in natural language and linguistic theory, v. 74.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Linking - how semantic arguments map to the syntax - is one of the challenges invloved with theories of the syntax-semantics interface. The text explores the hypothesis that the positions of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Randall, Janet H., 1953-
Linking.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010
(OCoLC)567352957
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet H Randall
ISBN: 9789400705326 9400705328 9781402083075 1402083076
OCLC Number: 598194297
Notes: "Reprinted with corrections 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements List of AbbreviationsIntroduction.- A Phenomenon and a Principle: The Isomorphic Linking Hypothesis - Representations - The Competition - Advantages of this Proposal - Going Forward.- Part I A Geometric Theory of Linking - 1. Conceptual Structure - Motivating Conceptual Structure: A Review of the Problems with Theta Grids - Representing Arguments and Satisfying the Theta Criterion - Building Conceptual Structure Representations - Argument Fusion and Selection - Constraining Fusion: The Prohibition Against Double Fusion - Streamlining the Set of CS Primitives - Argument Structure: The Interface Projection from CS.- 2 Eliminating the Direct/Indirect Internal Argument Distinction - Reasons to Eliminate Indirect Arguments - Apparent Problems and Their Solutions - Syntactic Category - Linear Order - Lexical Rules - Summary .- 3. Explaining Linking Regularities - A New Linking Proposal: The Isomorphic Linking Hypothesis - Causative Verbs - Simple Causative Verbs - Productive "double agent" Causative Verbs - Comparing the ILH to Other Linking Theories - The Thematic Hierarchy Hypothesis (THH) - The Uniformity of Theta Assignment Hypothesis (UTAH) - Why the ILH Is a Better Linking Theory than THH and UTAH - Unaccusative and Unergative Verb Linking and Some Linking Predictions - Unaccusative Verb Linking - Unergative Verb Linking - Some Linking Predictions - Some Problematic Verb Classes - Summary: The Linking Theory So Far.- 4. Syntactically Unexpressed Arguments, Incorporation, and Adjuncts - Implicit Argument Verbs and Implications for Lexical Entries - Implicit Theme Verbs: cook, eat, drink - More Implicit Theme Verbs: rain and snow - Implicit PLACE verbs: deliver (Concrete PLACE) and transform (Abstract PLACE) - Incorporated Argument Verbs - Incorporated Theme Verbs and Adjunct Fusion: butter and bone - MoreIncorporated Theme Verbs: ticket, leaflet, stone, gas - Incorporated Concrete PLACE Verbs: bag, box, bottle, file, shelve - Coindexed Argument Verbs and the Bound Argument Condition on Linking - Delinked CS Arguments: Mismatches Introduced By Word-Formation Rules - Delinked External Arguments: Passive Verbs, Middle Verbs and Deverbal Nominals - Delinked Internal Arguments: Reciprocal Verbs and Reflexive Verbs - Maintaining the Argument/Adjunct Distinction in Light of Selected Adjuncts - Syntactic Arguments - Adjuncts - Tests for the Argument/Adjunct Distinction - Additional Justifications for the Argument/Adjunct Distinction.- 5. The Linking of Resultative Verbs: Clausal Fusion - The Conceptual Structure of Resultative Verbs - The Argument Structure of Resultative Verbs - The Argumenthood of the Result XP - The Argumenthood of the Postverbal NP - The Linking of Resultative Verbs and a Better Linking Theory - The Linking of the Inherited Arguments and a Relativized Isomorphic Linking Hypothesis - A New Kind of AS-CS Mismatch: Nonlinking Themes - Clausal Fusion: Interpreting the Unlinked Theme.- 6. The Prohibition Against Double Fusion - Deriving Resultative Mismatches from the Prohibition Against Double Fusion - Independent Evidence for the Prohibition Against Double Fusion - Passive by-phrases and Agent Subjects - With-Themes and Theme Direct Objects - PP Locations and Locative Direct Objects - The Prohibition Against Double Fusion Versus Jackendoff's (1990) Constraints on Adjunct Rules - The Prohibition Against Double Fusion and the Theta Criterion - Against an Alternative CS for Resultatives: The Means Analysis (Jackendoff, 1990) - Jackendoff's First Argument for the Means Analysis and a Refutation: The Actor Test - Jackendoff's Second Argument for the Means Analysis and a Refutation: "X's Way" - One Argument in Favor of the Agent Analysis: Unaccusative Verbs - A Second
Series Title: Studies in natural language and linguistic theory, v. 74.
Responsibility: by Janet Randall.

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