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Title: Argument Realization
Written By: Beth Levin
Malka Rappaport Hovav
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics

The relationship between verbs and their arguments is a widely debated
topic in linguistics. This comprehensive survey provides an up-to-date
overview of this important area of research, exploring current theories of
how a verb's semantics can determine the morphosyntactic realization of its
arguments. Assuming a close connection between verb meaning and syntactic
structure, it provides a bridge between lexical-semantic and syntactic
research, synthesizing the results of work from a range of linguistic
subdisciplines and in a variety of theoretical frameworks. The first four
chapters survey leading theories about event structure and
conceptualization. The fifth and sixth chapters focus on the mapping from
lexical semantics to morphosyntax and include a detailed discussion of the
thematic hierarchy. The final chapter reviews treatments of multiple
argument realization. With useful bibliographic references and clear
definitions of relevant terms, this book will be invaluable to students and
researchers in syntax and semantics, as well as those in related fields.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521663768
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 286
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 34.99