Arguments in Syntax and Semantics (Key Topics in Syntax) by Alexander Williams PDF

By Alexander Williams

ISBN-10: 0521151724

ISBN-13: 9780521151726

ISBN-10: 0521190967

ISBN-13: 9780521190961

Argument constitution - the development of underlying family among a predicate and its dependents - is on the base of syntactic idea and the speculation of the interface with semantics. This entire consultant explores the reasons for thematic and event-structural decomposition, and its relation to constitution in syntax. It additionally discusses extensive styles within the linking of syntactic to semantic family, and contains insightful case reports on passive and resultative structures. Semantically specific and syntactically neutral, with a cautious, interrogative strategy, Williams clarifies notions of argument inside either lexicalist and nonlexicalist techniques. perfect for college kids and researchers in syntactic and semantic conception, this creation comprises: • A accomplished evaluation of arguments in syntax and semantics • dialogue questions and recommendations for extra interpreting • A word list with worthwhile definitions of key terms.

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