Advances in Research on Semantic Roles

| University of Helsinki
| University of Bern
ISBN 9789027242761 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027266798 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
Especially in functional-typological linguistics, semantic roles have been studied thoroughly, because they constitute a good starting point for any study on argument marking due to their semantically defined nature. However, the very concept of semantic roles is far from being without problems, and there is still no consensus on how the roles are best defined. In this volume, the notion will be discussed from novel perspectives with the aim of providing new insights into our understanding of semantic roles. Two of the papers deal with semantic role clusters, one with semantic roles in verbless constructions, one with diachrony of semantic roles and two with individual semantic roles that have not been studied in too much detail in previous studies. The book may not offer answers to all questions the readers may have, but at least it raises interesting further questions relevant to arriving at a better understanding of semantic roles.

Originally published in Studies in Language Vol. 38:3 (2014).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 88]  2016.  v, 219 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Recent developments and open questions in the field of semantic roles
Seppo Kittilä and Fernando Zúñiga
Identifying semantic role clusters and alignment types via microrole coexpression tendencies
Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath and Michael Cysouw
Semantic role clustering: An empirical assessment of semantic role types in non-default case assignment
Balthasar Bickel, Taras Zakharko, Lennart Bierkandt and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
Semantic roles and verbless constructions: A Finnish challenge for verb-centered approaches
Katja Västi and Seppo Kittilä
Benefaction proper and surrogation
Fernando Zúñiga
Exploring a diachronic (re)cycle of roles: The Dative complex from Latin to Romance
Chiara Fedriani and Michele Prandi
Functive phrases in typological and diachronic perspective
Denis Creissels
Language index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016018278 | Marc record