Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

This book "draws on extensive empirical data, including from lesser known varieties" and "puts forward a new account of a well-known diachronic phenomenon."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


Book Information

   

Title: Argument Realization
Written By: Beth Levin
Malka Rappaport Hovav
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521663762
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Description:

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
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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