This volume contains new research on the lexicon and its relation to other aspects of linguistics. These essays put forth empirical arguments to claim that specific theoretical assumptions concerning the lexicon play a crucial role in resolving problems pertaining to other components of grammar.
Topics include: syntactic/semantic interface in the areas of aspect, argument structure, and thematic roles; lexicon-based accounts of quirky case, anaphora, and control; the boundary between the lexicon and the syntax in the domains of sentence comprehension and nominal compounding; and the possibility of extending the concept of blocking beyond the traditional lexicon.
was a professor of linguistics at Stanford University.
was an associate professor of linguistics at UCLA and is now a
professor of linguistics at New York University.
Center for the Study of Language and Information- Lecture Notes, Number 24
- 1 The Aspectual Interface Hypothesis
- 2 Thematic Relations as Links between Nominal Reference and Temporal Constitution
- 3 Complex Predicates and Morpholexical Relatedness: Locative Alternation in Hungarian
- 4 On Obviation
Donka F. Farkas
- 5 Blocking of Phrasal Constructions by Lexical Items
William J. Poser
- 6 The Stress and Structure of Modified Noun Phrases in English
Mark Liberman and Richard Sproat
- 7 Hungarian Derivational Morphology, Semantic Complexity, and Semantic Markedness
- 8 Focus-Based Inferences in Sentence Comprehension
- 9 Combinatory Grammar and Projection from the Lexicon
- 10 The Lexical Entailment Theory of Control and the Tough-Construction
- 11 A Lexical Analysis of Icelandic Case
Ivan Sag, Lauri Karttunen, Jeffrey Goldberg
- Author Index
- Subject Index