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By Alexander Williams

Argument constitution - the trend of underlying relatives among a predicate and its dependents - is on the base of syntactic conception and the speculation of the interface with semantics. This finished consultant explores the explanations for thematic and event-structural decomposition, and its relation to constitution in syntax. It additionally discusses vast styles within the linking of syntactic to semantic relatives, and contains insightful case reviews on passive and resultative buildings. Semantically particular and syntactically neutral, with a cautious, interrogative strategy, Williams clarifies notions of argument inside of either lexicalist and nonlexicalist methods. excellent for college students and researchers in syntactic and semantic thought, this advent contains: • A complete review of arguments in syntax and semantics • dialogue questions and recommendations for additional analyzing • A word list with useful definitions of key terms.

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