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Prolegomenon to a Theory of Argument Structure : Linguistic Inquiry Monographs - Ken Hale

Prolegomenon to a Theory of Argument Structure

Linguistic Inquiry Monographs

Paperback Published: 1st November 2002
ISBN: 9780262582148
Number Of Pages: 296
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This work is the culmination of an eighteen-year collaboration between Ken Hale and Samuel Jay Keyser on the study of the syntax of lexical items. It examines the hypothesis that the behavior of lexical items may be explained in terms of a very small number of very simple principles. In particular, a lexical item is assumed to project a syntactic configuration defined over just two relations, complement and specifier, where these configurations are constrained to preclude iteration and to permit only binary branching. The work examines this hypothesis by methodically looking at a variety of constructions in English and other languages.

"This book is an extraordinarily lucid presentation of Hale and Keyser's insightful, and deservedly influential, approach to argument structure. It is one more reminder of how much we will miss Ken Hale, but how blessed we were to have him as long as we did."--Howard Lasnik, Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland

ISBN: 9780262582148
ISBN-10: 0262582147
Series: Linguistic Inquiry Monographs
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.41

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