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LINGUIST List 22.918

Wed Feb 23 2011

Books: Morphology/Syntax: Babby

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Message 1: The Syntax of Argument Structure: Babby
Date: 09-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Syntax of Argument Structure: Babby
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Title: The Syntax of Argument Structure
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 120
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Leonard H. Babby
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521182331 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521182331 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Abstract:

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

Each verb in natural language is associated with a set of arguments, which
are not systematically predictable from the verb's meaning and are
realized syntactically as the projected sentence's subject, direct object,
etc. Babby puts forward the theory that this set of arguments (the verb's
'argument structure') has a universal hierarchical composition which
directly determines the sentence's case and grammatical relations. The
structure is uniform across language families and types, and this theory is
supported by the fact that the core grammatical relations within simple
sentences of all human languages are essentially identical. Babby
determines and empirically justifies the rigid hierarchical organization of
argument structure on which this theory rests. The book uses examples taken
primarily from Russian, a language whose complex inflectional system, free
word order, and lack of obligatory determiners make it the typological
polar opposite of English.

1. The internal structure of argument structure and its morphosyntactic
projection;
2. The diathesis-driven derivation of adjectives: adjectival small clauses
and predicates;
3. The derivation of hybrid verbal adjuncts;
4. The derivation and control of infinitive complements in Russian;
5. Deriving the predicate instrumental: the status of predicate case.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng )

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