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The Verbal Domain

Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, and Ángel J. Gallego


The structure of the VP, its complexity, its semantics, its function, and the universality of the heads that it contains are a fascinating puzzle. A lot of progress has been made: this volume features cutting-edge research on the verbal domain, while tackling the problem of the nature and structure of the vP-VP domain. It includes some chapters based on papers presented at the “Little v” workshop which was held at Leiden University on October 25–26, 2013. The volume is divided into three main sections, representing the areas in which contemporary debate on the verbal domain is most active. The ... More

Keywords: syntax, morphology, syntax–semantics interface, argument structure, verbal domain, roots, agreement, theta-roles

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198767886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberta D'Alessandro, editor
Professor at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

Irene Franco, editor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Ángel J. Gallego, editor
Professor Agregat, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Part I Root and Verbalizer

2 Little v as a categorizing verbal head: evidence from Greek

Phoevos Panagiotidis, Vassilios Spyropoulos, and Anthi Revithiadou

3 Agreement between arguments? Not really

Maria Polinsky, Nina Radkevich, and Marina Chumakina

Part II Voice

7 The articulated v layer: evidence from Tamil

Sandhya Sundaresan and Thomas McFadden

Part III Event and Argument Structure

9 Omnipresent little v in Pazar Laz

Balkız Öztürk and Eser Erguvanli Taylan

10 The event domain

Gillian Ramchand

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