The Verbal Domain by Roberta D'Alessandro

The Verbal Domain

EditorRoberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, Angel J. Gallego

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This volume features cutting-edge research from leading authorities on the nature and structure of the verbal domain and the complexity of the Verb Phrase (VP). The book is divided into three parts, representing the areas in which contemporary debate on the verbal domain is most active. Thefirst part focuses on the V head, and includes four chapters discussing the setup of verbal roots, their syntax, and their interaction with other functional heads such as Voice and v. Chapters in the second part discuss the need to postulate a Voice head in the structure of a clause, and whetherVoice is different from v. Voice was originally intended as the head hosting the external argument in its specifier, as well as transitivity. This section explores its relationship with "syntactic" voice, i.e. the alternation between actives and passives. Part three is dedicated to event structure,inner aspect, and Aktionsart. It tackles issues such as the one-to-one relation between argument structure and event structure, and whether there can be minimal structural units at the basis of the derivation of any sort of XP, including the VP.

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Roberta D'Alessandro is Professor at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, and Chair of Italian Language and Culture at the same university; she is an external member of the Centre de Linguistica Teorica of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She specializes in syntactic microvariation in Italo-Romance, the syntax-PF interfa...
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Title:The Verbal DomainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:April 29, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198767889

ISBN - 13:9780198767886

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Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, and Angel J. Gallego: Introduction: The verbal domainPart I: Root and Verbalizer1. Heidi Harley: The "bundling" hypothesis and the disparate functions of little v2. Phoevos Panagiotidis, Vassilios Spyropoulos, and Anthi Revithiadou: Little v as a categorizing verbal head: Evidence from Greek3. Maria Polinsky, Nina Radkevich, and Marina Chumakina: Agreement between arguments? Not really4. Artemis Alexiadou and Terje Lohndal: On the division of labor between roots and functional structurePart II: Voice5. Elena Anagnostopoulou: Voice, manners, and results in adjectival passives6. Florian Schafer: Romance and Greek medio-passives and the typology of Voice7. Sandhya Sundaresan and Thomas McFadden: The articulated v layer: Evidence from Tamil8. Susi Wurmbrand and Koji Shimamura: The features of the voice domain: Actives, passives, and restructuringPart III: Event and Argument Structure9. Balkand#305;z Ozturk and Eser Erguvanland#305; Taylan: Omnipresent little v in Pazar Laz10. Gillian Ramchand: The event domain11. Jim Wood and Alec Marantz: The interpretation of external argumentsReferences