Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations

A cross-linguistic perspective

| University of the Basque Country & Université de Nantes
| Stony Brook University & University of the Basque Country
| University of the Basque Country
ISBN 9789027255419 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288134 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The topic of this collection is argument structure. The fourteen chapters in this book are divided into four parts: Semantic and Syntactic Properties of Event Structure; A Cartographic View on Argument Structure; Syntactic Heads Involved in Argument Structure; and Argument Structure in Language Acquisition. Rigorous theoretical analyses are combined with empirical work on specific aspects of argument structure. The book brings together authors working in different linguistic fields (semantics, syntax, and language acquisition), who explore new findings as well as more established data, but then from new theoretical perspectives. The contributions propose cartographic views of argument structure, as opposed to minimalistic proposals of a binary template model for argument structure, in order to optimally account for various syntactic and semantic facts, as well as data derived from wider cross-linguistic perspectives.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 158]  2010.  vi, 348 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Argument structure and syntactic relations
Maia Duguine, Susana Huidobro and Nerea Madariaga
Part 1. Semantic and syntactic properties of the event structure
Aspectual composition in causatives
Maria Babicheva and Mikhail Ivanov
Atelicity and anticausativization
Ekaterina Lyutikova and Sergei Tatevosov
Minimalist variability in the verb phrase
Jonathan E. MacDonald
On the l-syntax of manner and causation
Jaume Mateu
Nominalization, event, aspect and argument structure: A syntactic approach
Petra Sleeman and Ana Maria Brito
Part 2. A global view on argument structure
The syntax of argument structure
Leonard H. Babby
Argument structure and quantifier scope
John Bowers
Part 3. Syntactic heads involved in argument structure
An l-syntax for adjuncts
Ángel J. Gallego
The derivation of dative alternations
Javier Ormazabal and Juan Romero
Basque ditransitives
Beñat Oyharçabal
Applicative structure and Mandarin ditransitives
Waltraud Paul and John Whitman
Unintentionally out of control
Knut Tarald Taraldsen
Part 4. Argument structure in language acquisition
Zero time-arguments in French child language
Hamida Demirdache and Oana Lungu
Reevaluating the role of innate linking rules in the acquisition of verb argument structure: Evidence from child Hebrew
Sigal Uziel-Karl
Name and subject index
“Argument structure plays a central role in the articulation of syntax. Yet whether this contribution is primordial or derivative, derivational or representational, minimalist or cartographic, is entirely up for grabs. This is what makes a book like the present one equivalent to a murder thriller: one cannot finish one chapter without wanting to read the next. While the solution to the underlying mystery remains as open as it ever was, the clues offered here seem just impossible to ignore.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010010771 | Marc record