This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
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The book develops a corpus-induced approach to lexical semantics. Within the scope of an examination of the core claims of previous collocation studies, the author embeds the notion of the “combinatory profile” in a methodological and analytical framework. He then provides case studies of lexical-syntactical combinatorics for substantives that indicate action disposition in French and German.