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Arguments in syntax and semantics

Arguments in syntax and semantics

Author: Alexander Williams
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2015]
Series: Key topics in syntax.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A guide to the relations between a predicate and its arguments, for researchers and advanced students in linguistics. Engages foundational issues in both syntax and semantics, with attention to the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Williams
ISBN: 9780521151726 0521151724
OCLC Number: 913117316
Description: XIV, 380 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Background: 1. Syntax; 2. Semantics; Part II. Kinds of Arguments: 3. Arguments in syntax; 4. Arguments in semantics; 5. Implicit arguments; Part III. Analysis of Argument Relations: 6. Thematic relations; 7. Agent and patient; 8. Role iteration; 9. Separation; 10. Event structure; 11. Linking and framing; Part IV. Case Studies: 12. Passives; 13. Resultatives; Glossary; References; Index.
Series Title: Key topics in syntax.
Responsibility: Alexander Williams.


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'This is a superb book, so much clearer than anything I have seen in many years. It will definitely make a mark in the discussion. The author has a remarkable command of both syntax and semantics and Read more...

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