Download e-book for kindle: Arguments in Syntax and Semantics (Key Topics in Syntax) by Alexander Williams

By Alexander Williams

Argument constitution - the trend of underlying family among a predicate and its dependents - is on the base of syntactic thought and the speculation of the interface with semantics. This accomplished consultant explores the factors for thematic and event-structural decomposition, and its relation to constitution in syntax. It additionally discusses large styles within the linking of syntactic to semantic kinfolk, and contains insightful case reviews on passive and resultative buildings. Semantically specific and syntactically neutral, with a cautious, interrogative technique, Williams clarifies notions of argument inside either lexicalist and nonlexicalist ways. perfect for college students and researchers in syntactic and semantic concept, this advent contains: • A finished review of arguments in syntax and semantics • dialogue questions and proposals for extra studying • A thesaurus with worthwhile definitions of key terms.

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