Argument Realization (Studies in Constraint-Based by Miriam Butt,Tracy Holloway King

By Miriam Butt,Tracy Holloway King

during this ebook, Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King current seven essays that survey primary argument attention matters inside of a typologically vast variety of languages. In those papers, Butt, King, and different well known linguists research in the structure of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) the diversity of the way within which arguments of a predicate could be learned within the syntax. Well-suited for this sort of exam, LFG allows the complicated interplay of arguments, syntactic positions, and grammatical functions.

Case marking alternations and the overt recognition of case marking inside unmarried clauses, together with case stacking, have persevered to have interaction the eye of linguists operating with assorted syntactic theories. The phenomenon of clause union or advanced predication has led linguists to examine case marking and argument consciousness that is going past the area of the only clause. whatever the complexity or simplicity of the predicational constitution of a clause, the papers incorporated during this quantity convey how the connection among arguments and their overt awareness will be dealt with.

These papers additionally deal with a number of case marking in Australian languages, possessor alternation in Welsh, directional complicated predicates in American Indian languages, and causatives in jap. moreover, they talk about representational concerns that surround underspecification and the encoding of semantic details had to verify the correspondence of thematic arguments to their overt syntactic realization.

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