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Word meaning and syntax : approaches to the interface

Author: Stephen Wechsler
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
Series: Oxford surveys in syntax and morphology, 9
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the nature of the interface between word meaning and syntax, one of the most controversial and elusive issues in contemporary linguistics. It approaches the interface from both sides of the relation, and surveys a range of views on the mapping between them, with an emphasis on lexical approaches to argument structure. Stephen Wechsler begins by analysing the fundamental problem of word meaning,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Wechsler
ISBN: 9780199279883 0199279888
OCLC Number: 908672098
Notes: 1: The role of word meaning in syntax 2: Word meaning 3: Argument alternations and cognates 4: Lexical semantic structure 5: Argument mapping approaches 6: The lexical-constructional debate 7: Some battlegrounds in the theory wars 8: Postscript
Description: xv, 353 s
Contents: 1. The role of word meaning in syntax ; 2. Word meaning ; 3. Argument alternations and cognates ; 4. Lexical semantic structure ; 5. Argument mapping approaches ; 6. The lexical-constructional debate ; 7. Some battlegrounds in the theory wars ; 8. Postscript
Series Title: Oxford surveys in syntax and morphology, 9
Responsibility: Stephen Wechsler

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This book examines the nature of the interface between word meaning and syntax, one of the most controversial and elusive issues in contemporary linguistics. It approaches the interface from both  Read more...

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