Argument Realization by Beth LevinArgument Realization by Beth Levin

Argument Realization

byBeth Levin, Malka Rappaport Hovav

Paperback | June 20, 2005

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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.
Malka Rappaport Hovav is Professor in the Department of English, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Title:Argument RealizationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521663768

ISBN - 13:9780521663762


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Challenges for theories of argument realization; 2. Semantic role lists; 3. Current approaches to lexical semantic representation; 4. Three conceptualizations of events; 5. The mapping from lexical semantics to syntax; 6. Thematic hierarchies in argument realization; 7. Multiple argument realization; 8. Postscript.