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The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni


Taking the unique perspective of Reinhart's Theta system (Reinhart 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002 et seq.) as its anchor, this book contributes to the understanding of the interface between the system of concepts and the computational system directly, and the inference systems, indirectly. The volume presents the Theta system, evaluates its merits and shortcomings, and introduces proposals for its refinement, from both a theoretical and an experimental perspective. The fact that it nurtures an active dialogue between the competing lexicalist and syntactic approaches on a broad array of lexico-semantic ... More

Keywords: Theta-roles, lexicon-syntax interface, syntax-semantics interface, morpho-Syntax, causation, agentivity, verbal alternations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602513
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Everaert, editor
Director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

Marijana Marelj, editor
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Utrecht University

Tal Siloni, editor
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University

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