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LINGUIST List 19.2278

Thu Jul 17 2008

Books: Syntax/Semantics: Ramchand

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: Ramchand


Message 1: Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: Ramchand
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: Ramchand
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Title: Verb Meaning and the Lexicon
Subtitle: A First Phase Syntax
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 116
Published: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Gillian Catriona Ramchand
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521842402 Pages: 228 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Abstract:

The relationship between the meaning of words and the structure of
sentences is an important area of research in linguistics. Studying the
connections between lexical conceptual meaning and event structural
relations, this book arrives at a modular classification of verb types
within English and across languages. Ramchand argues that lexical
encyclopedic content and event structural aspects of meaning need to be
systematically distinguished, and that thematic and aspectual relations
belong to the latter domain of meaning. The book proposes a syntactic
decompositional view of core verbal meaning, and sets out to account for
the variability and systematicity of argument structure realisation across
verb types. It also proposes a novel view of lexical insertion.

1. Introduction;
2. The empirical ground;
3. A first phase syntax;
4. Deriving verb classes;
5. Paths and results;
6. Causativization;
7. Conclusion.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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