The relationship between verbs and their arguments is a widely debated topic in linguistics. This comprehensive survey provides an overview of this important research area, exploring 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, the analysis constructs a bridge between lexical-semantic and syntactic research. Synthesizing work results from a range of linguistic subdisciplines and a variety of theoretical frameworks, it will be invaluable to research in syntax, semantics, and related fields.
Author: Beth Levin, Malka Rappaport Hovav Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 06/20/2005 Pages: 288 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 8.98h x 6.10w x 0.69d ISBN: 9780521663762
About the Author Levin, Beth: - Beth Levin is William H. Bonsall Professor in the Humanities at the Department of Linguistics, Stanford University.Rappaport Hovav, Malka: - Malka Rappaport Hovav is Professor in the Department of English, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.