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. qArgument 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.qMary-erg grandpa -dat book-det take Aux (3dat-3erg) a#39;Mary took the book from grandpaa#39; c. Miren-ek kotxea -ri gasolina jarri dio. Mary-erg car -dat gas-det put-on Aux(3dat-3erg) a#39;Mary put gas on the cara#39; Like DOCs in English, the dativeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Argument Structure and Syntactic Relations|
|Author||:||Maia Duguine, Susana Huidobro, Nerea Madariaga|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 2010|