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LINGUIST List 22.935

Thu Feb 24 2011

Books: Lexicography/Morphology/Semantics/Syntax: Ramchand

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: Ramchand

Message 1: Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: Ramchand
Date: 09-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.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: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Gillian Catriona Ramchand
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521182348 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521182348 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 45.00
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 an interesting view of lexical insertion.

Table of Contents

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): Lexicography
                            Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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