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Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Xuhui Hu


This book presents theoretical and empirical research on the syntax of events within the broader framework of generative grammar. A central theoretical concern is how conceptual meaning interacts with narrow syntactic computation in the derivation of the information of an event. A set of Integration Conditions are proposed. Building on the Conceptual-Intentional Interface Conditions proposed in Chomsky’s (1995, 2000, 2001) Minimalist Programme, the Integration Conditions require that the content of the predicate be licensed by theta-role information generated by narrow syntax. Another theoreti ... More

Keywords: events, functional structure, conceptual meaning, narrow syntax, variation, parameters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808466
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808466.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xuhui Hu, author
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Peking University