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LINGUIST List 16.2473

Wed Aug 24 2005

Books: Ling Theories/Semantics/Syntax, German: Haiden

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Theta Theory: Haiden

Message 1: Theta Theory: Haiden
Date: 23-Aug-2005
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Theta Theory: Haiden

Title: Theta Theory
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar 78
Published: 2005
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110182858-1&l=E

Author: Martin Haiden, Vienna University
Hardback: ISBN: 3110182858 Pages: xiv, 294 Price: U.S. $ 109.20 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Hardback: ISBN: 3110182858 Pages: xiv, 294 Price: Europe EURO 78.00

Theta Theory explores the lexicon as an interface in the strict sense, as
facilitating the flow of information between cognition and the
computational system of language. It argues for the traditional concept of
a listed lexicon, where semantic roles are encoded as features of verbs,
and against event decomposition.

Part one of the book discusses the link between cognition and the lexicon.
Mainstream theories of lexical semantics are critically reviewed.
Furthermore, this part provides an extensive description of the relevant
data in German, including agentivity, causation, psychological predicates,
and different types of diathesis alternations.

Part two is devoted to the link between the lexicon and syntax. It develops
derivation, which allows the formulation of robust generalizations over
thematic role assignment, but at a parallel model of grammatical the same
time acknowledges the relevance of other components, in particular
morphophonology and narrow syntax. The theory is applied to a wide range of
German constructions including modal infinitives, the present and gerundive
participle, the past/passive/adjectival participle, verbal particles,
auxiliary selection, and un-accusatives/reflexives.

The book is of interest for students and scholars of lexical semantics, for
descriptive German linguistics, and for linguists concerned with the
development of the Minimalist Program.

Martin Haiden teaches at the Department of Germanic Linguistics, Trinity
College, Dublin, Ireland.

Of interest to: Libraries, Students and Scholars of Linguistics (Semantics
and Syntax), German Linguistics, and for Linguists concerned with the
development of the Minimalist Program.


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