Argument Structure in Flux: The Naples-Capri Papers (Studies in Language Companion Series 131)

Argument Structure in Flux: The Naples-Capri Papers (Studies in Language Companion Series 131)

By: Johanna Barodal (editor), Michela Cennamo (editor), Elly van Gelderen (editor)Hardback

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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.


1. Argument structure in flux (by Barddal, Johanna); 2. Part I. Argument structure and encoding strategies; 3. Non-canonical subjects in clauses with noun predicates (by Benedetti, Marina); 4. Differential agent marking in Hinuq (by Forker, Diana); 5. Case variation and case alternation in Indo-European and beyond: A diachronic typological perspective (by Kulikov, Leonid); 6. Constructional polysemy and argument realisation with the Irish GET verb (by Nolan, Brian); 7. Part II. Argument structure and verb classes; 8. Latin preverbs and verb argument structure: New insights from new methods (by McGillivray, Barbara); 9. Experiencing linking: Psych verbs at the interface (by Marelj, Marijana); 10. Introduce: Encoding a non-prototypical three-participant event across Europe (by Siewierska, Anna); 11. On the relationship between lexical aspect, verbal meaning, and (lexical) argument structure (by Cuyper, Gretel De); 12. Four Romanian verbs of occurring: The effect of argument structure on verb meaning and use (by Caluianu, Daniela); 13. Part III. Unexpressed arguments; 14. The pro cycle (by Faarlund, Jan Terje); 15. Argument promotion and SE-constructions in Brazilian Portuguese (by Cyrino, Sonia Maria Lazzarino); 16. Unaccusativity and the diachrony of null and cognate objects in Greek (by Lavidas, Nikolaos); 17. Part IV. Split intransitivity; 18. Split intransitivity in Irish and the syntax-semantics interface (by Doyle, Aidan); 19. Semantic constraints on the Latin impersonal passive: On telicity and agentivity (by Napoli, Maria); 20. Auxiliary selection in German: Constructional gradience with perfect formation (by Diedrichsen, Elke); 21. Tornar and volver: The interplay of frequency and semantics in compound tense auxiliary selection in Medieval and Classical Spanish (by Rosemeyer, Malte); 22. Part V. Existential and presentational constructions; 23. Control and the evolution of possessive and existential constructions (by Creissels, Denis); 24. Existential constructions: A semasiological perspective (by Gaeta, Livio); 25. Variation and change in the presentational constructions of north-western Italo-Romance varieties (by Parry, M. Mair); 26. Argument realization and existential pro-forms in early Italo-Romance (by Ciconte, Francesco Maria); 27. Author index; 28. Language and topic index

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 578
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  • ISBN10: 9027205981

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