Concepts, Syntax, And Their Interface: The Theta System by Tanya Reinhart

Concepts, Syntax, And Their Interface: The Theta System

byTanya ReinhartEditorMartin Everaert, Marijana Marelj

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One of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory is the development of the Theta System (TS), a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic computational system. Reinhart introduced her theory in a seminal paper, "The Theta System: Syntactic Realization of Verbal Concepts" (2000) and subsequently published other papers with further theoretical development. Although Reinhart continued to work on the Theta System, she had not completed a planned Linguistic Inquiry volume on the topic before her untimely death in 2007. This book, then, is the first to offer a systematic exposition of Reinhart's Theta System. The core of the book is Reinhart's 2000 paper, accompanied by substantial endnotes with clarifications, summaries, and links to subsequent modifications of the theory, some in Reinhart's unpublished work. An appendix by Marijana Marelj discusses the domain of Case, based on an LSA course she taught with Reinhart in 2005. Two additional essays by Reinhart's linguistic colleagues discuss the division of labor between the lexicon and syntax and the apparent conflict between the Theta System and Distributed Morphology.

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Title:Concepts, Syntax, And Their Interface: The Theta SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262528657

ISBN - 13:9780262528658

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How verbs lexicalize events and how event participants are coded in sentences is the very heart of language and reveals the way in which language gives shape to concepts. This book is an insightful and compelling view of the path from grammar to conceptual spaces, by one of the most brilliant, deep, and unorthodox investigators of the language faculty of the twentieth century and beyond.