Janet H. Randall - Linking: The Geometry of Argument Structure
Published: 2009-11-12 | ISBN: 1402083076, 9400705328 | PDF | 344 pages | 16 MB | English
Linking is one of the challenges for theories of the syntax-semantics interface. In this new approach, the author explores the hypothesis that the positions of syntactic arguments are strictly determined by lexical argument geometry. Through careful argumentation and original analysis, her study provides a framework for explaining the linking patterns of a range of verb classes, leading to a number of insights about lexical structure and a radical rethinking of many verb classes.