The topic of this collection is argument structure. The fourteen chapters in this book are divided into four parts: Semantic and Syntactic Properties of Event Structure; A Cartographic View on Argument Structure; Syntactic Heads Involved in Argument Structure; and Argument Structure in Language Acquisition. Rigorous theoretical analyses are combined with empirical work on specific aspects of argument structure. The book brings together authors working in different linguistic fields (semantics, syntax, and language acquisition), who explore new findings as well as more established data, but then from new theoretical perspectives. The contributions propose cartographic views of argument structure, as opposed to minimalistic proposals of a binary template model for argument structure, in order to optimally account for various syntactic and semantic facts, as well as data derived from wider cross-linguistic perspectives.
1. Argument structure and syntactic relations (by Duguine, Maia); 2. Part 1. Semantic and syntactic properties of the event structure; 3. Aspectual composition in causatives (by Babicheva, Maria); 4. Atelicity and anticausativization (by Lyutikova, Ekaterina); 5. Minimalist variability in the verb phrase (by MacDonald, Jonathan E.); 6. On the l-syntax of manner and causation (by Mateu, Jaume); 7. Nominalization, event, aspect and argument structure: A syntactic approach (by Sleeman, Petra); 8. Part 2. A global view on argument structure; 9. The syntax of argument structure (by Babby, Leonard H.); 10. Argument structure and quantifier scope (by Bowers, John); 11. Part 3. Syntactic heads involved in argument structure; 12. An l-syntax for adjuncts (by Gallego, Angel J.); 13. The derivation of dative alternations (by Ormazabal, Javier); 14. Basque ditransitives (by Oyharcabal, Benat); 15. Applicative structure and Mandarin ditransitives (by Paul, Waltraud); 16. Unintentionally out of control (by Taraldsen, Knut Tarald); 17. Part 4. Argument structure in language acquisition; 18. Zero time-arguments in French child language (by Demirdache, Hamida); 19. Reevaluating the role of innate linking rules in the acquisition of verb argument structure: Evidence from child Hebrew (by Uziel-Karl, Sigal); 20. Name and subject index
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