Lexical Specification and Insertion (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 197)

Lexical Specification and Insertion (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 197)

By: Peter Coopmans (editor), Martin B. H. Everaert (editor), Jane B. Grimshaw (editor)Hardback

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The papers in this volume address the general question what type of lexical specifications we need in a generative grammar and by what principles this information is projected onto syntactic configurations, or to put it differently, how lexical insertion is executed. Many of the contributions focus on what the syntactic consequences are of choices that are made with respect to the lexical specifications of heads. The data in the volume are drawn from diverse languages, among which: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Mohawk, Norwegian, Polish, Russian.


1. Preface; 2. Introduction; 3. Eliminating Disjunction in Lexical Specification (by Adger, David); 4. Adjectives and Argument Structure (by Bennis, Hans); 5. Experiencer Objects: Two Types of Ergativity (by Drijkoningen, Frank); 6. Why There Are no Clitics: On the Storage, Insertion, and Form of F-Features (by Everett, Daniel L.); 7. Locality and Extended Projection (by Grimshaw, Jane); 8. Branching and Discharge (by Haider, Hubert); 9. Criteriality and Grammatical Realization (by Hellan, Lars); 10. Lexical Specification with Variables (by Kerstens, Johan); 11. The Semantic Representation of Denominal Verbs (by Labelle, Marie); 12. Sentential Complementation: The Subjunctive (by Manzini, Maria Rita); 13. Classifying Single Argument Verbs (by Hovav, Malka Rappaport); 14. Inherent Binding and the Syntax/Lexicon Interface: Distinguishing DP, NP, and N (by Roeper, Thomas); 15. Event Structure, Argument Structure and the by-phrase in Polish Nominalizations (by Rozwadowska, Bozena); 16. Projection and Pronominal Arguments (by Speas, Margaret); 17. Aspectual Roles, Modularity, and Acquisition; with a Discussion of Contact Locatives (by Tenny, Carol L.); 18. Projection Based on Event Structure (by Hout, Angeliek van); 19. External Arguments (by Zwarts, Joost); 20. Index of Languages; 21. Index of Subjects

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