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Title: Argument Structure in Flux
Subtitle: The Naples-Capri Papers
Edited By: Elly van Gelderen
Jóhanna Barðdal
Michela Cennamo
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 131

The present volume is centered around five linguistic themes: argument structure and encoding strategies; argument structure and verb classes; unexpressed arguments; split intransitivity; and existential and presentational constructions. The articles also cover a variety of typologically different languages, and they offer new data from under-researched languages on the issues of event and argument structure. In some cases novel perspectives from widely discussed languages on highly debated topics are offered, also addressing more theoretical aspects concerning the predictability and derivation of linking. Several contributions apply current models of the lexicon–syntax interface to synchronic data. Other contributions focus on diachrony and are based on extensive use of corpora. Yet others, although empirically and theoretically grounded, privilege a methodological discussion, presenting analyses based on thorough and long-standing fieldwork.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027205988
Pages: 578
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 104.94
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027272287
Pages: 578
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 99.00