LINGUIST List 16.2034

Thu Jun 30 2005

Books: Syntax/Morph/Semantics: Levin, Rappaport Hovav

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Argument Realization: Levin & Rappaport Hovav

Message 1: Argument Realization: Levin & Rappaport Hovav
Date: 18-Apr-2005
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Argument Realization: Levin & Rappaport Hovav

Title: Argument Realization
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Beth Levin, Stanford University
Author: Malka Rappaport Hovav, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hardback: ISBN: 0521663318 Pages: 246 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521663768 Pages: 246 Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521663768 Pages: 246 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Hardback: ISBN: 0521663318 Pages: 246 Price: U.S. $ 75.00

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 part
surveys leading theories about event structure and conceptualization, the
second part focusing on the mapping from lexical semantics to morphosyntax.
The thematic hierarchy is discussed in detail, and 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.

1. Challenges for theories of argument realization
2. Semantic role lists
3. Current approaches to lexical semantic representation
4. Three conceptualizations of events
5. The mapping from lexical semantics to syntax
6. Thematic hierarchies in argument realization
7. Multiple argument realization
8. Postscript

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (ENG )

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