New PDF release: Describing Verb Valency: Practical and Theoretical Issues

By Mário Alberto Perini

The elaboration of linguistic theories is dependent upon the life of enough descriptions of specific languages; another way theories may be poorly grounded on empirical info. This booklet begins from theoretical issues of large recognition between linguists and is going directly to current a descriptive metalanguage, in a position to exhibit the proof of verb valency, which represent one of many middle parts in linguistic description. many of the info come from an in depth survey below manner of the valency of Portuguese verbs; however the current work’s relevance is going way past that, and encompasses a thought acceptable to different eu languages, illustrated through the wealth of English examples integrated within the exposition. one of the themes mentioned are the syntactic component to structures (following the following an offer lately released in Culicover and Jackendoff’s Simpler Syntax); delimitation and definition of semantic roles; the position of linking ideas and their relation to prototypes; and the relationship among linguistic expressions and cognitive devices akin to frames and schemata. the result's a notational approach versatile and powerful adequate to explain all facets of verb valency.

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