Argument Structure in Flux

The Naples-Capri Papers

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  • Editors: Elly van Gelderen1, Jóhanna Barðdal2, and Michela Cennamo3
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027272287

The present volume is centered around five linguistic themes: argument structure and encoding strategies; argument structure and verb classes; unexpressed arguments; split intransitivity; and existential and presentational constructions. The articles also cover a variety of typologically different languages, and they offer new data from under-researched languages on the issues of event and argument structure. In some cases novel perspectives from widely discussed languages on highly debated topics are offered, also addressing more theoretical aspects concerning the predictability and derivation of linking. Several contributions apply current models of the lexicon–syntax interface to synchronic data. Other contributions focus on diachrony and are based on extensive use of corpora. Yet others, although empirically and theoretically grounded, privilege a methodological discussion, presenting analyses based on thorough and long-standing fieldwork.

Subjects: Semantics; Syntax; Theoretical linguistics; Historical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Arizona State University; 2: University of Bergen; 3: University of Naples Federico II

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