Structuring the Argument

Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure

| UMR 7023 Structures Formelles du Langage, Université Paris 8 - CNRS
| UMR 7023 Structures Formelles du Langage, Université Paris 8 - CNRS
| Queen Mary, University of London
ISBN 9789027208279 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270108 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
While the argument structure of verbs has long been a central issue in linguistic research of all varieties and continues to be a vexed area of research across a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches, the inter-disciplinary perspective and dialogue remain largely under explored. This collection stems from an interest to find and explore practical, tangible points of intersection between theoretical linguists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists working on problems related to the representation and processing of verbs and their associated thematic structure. The book is organized around three core themes, (i) the basic building blocks of verbal representations and modes of construction of the verb-argument complex, (ii) non-canonical argument structure realization, with a particular focus on object-experiencer psych verbs, and (iii) the promises and challenges of neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic investigation into argument structure and the prospects for the future of interdisciplinary research on verb argument structure.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 10]  2014.  vii, 205 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Argumenting the structure
Asaf Bachrach, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall
Part I. The general issue: Verb argument structure
Can we dance without doing a dance? Two opposite views on the integration of roots in the syntactic structure of the VP
Víctor Acedo-Matellán
Determining argument structure in sign languages
Carlo Geraci and Josep Quer
The mental representation and processing of light verbs
Eva Wittenberg, Ray Jackendoff, Gina Kuperberg, Martin Paczynski, Jesse Snedeker and Heike Wiese
Part II. Non-canonical argument structure realization
Luigi piace a Laura? Electrophysiological evidence for thematic reanalysis with Italian dative object experiencer verbs
Alexander Dröge, Laura Maffongelli and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
Causative nominalizations: Implications for the structure of psych verbs
Artemis Alexiadou and Gianina Iordachioaia
Part III. Neurobiological models
Neurocognitive mechanisms of verb argument structure processing
Cynthia Thompson and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
Argument structure: Between linguistics and neuroimaging
Einat Shetreet
Argument structure: Creating a productive space for theory and experimentation
Giillian Ramchand
Language index
Subject index
“This book brings together under one roof theoretical linguistic results, psycholinguistic results (primarily from processing), and neurolinguistic results, all focusing on argument and event structure. Alongside specific case studies, it also provides a much needed overview on the way in which these distinct domains of inquiry can benefit from each other's methodology and conclusions. As such, it is an extremely welcome contribution which is sure to pave the way toward much needed increased interaction between these subdisciplines.”
“This impressive collection of papers on argument structure announces a new paradigm for Linguistics in the 21st century. Progress on outstanding issues in Linguistics will depend on real interaction among scholars both from differing theoretical orientations and from different empirical methodologies, including behavior and cognitive neuroscience experiments. The meeting of disparate minds represented in this important volume and exceptionally summarized in the introduction brings us closer both to answers about the representation and computation of verbal argument structure and to a new Linguistics.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014008330 | Marc record