Synopses & Reviews
Available for the first time in years, Lexical Semantics in LFG is a reissue of the groundbreaking "Papers in Lexical Functional Grammar." It spans a diverse range of topics, including Italian unaccusatives, Malayalam causatives, derived nominals, resultatives, and non-nominative subjects in Icelandic. With its emphasis on representations of lexical semantic information that allow operations on predicate-argument relations and grammatical relations to be independent of structural configurations, the text will be of interest to both scholars and students of linguistics.
About the Author
Miriam Butt is professor of linguistics at the University of Konstanz. Tracy Holloway King is a member of the research staff at the Palo Alto Research Center in California.
Table of Contents
ContributorsPreface and Acknowledgements 1. IntroductionMiriam Butt and Annie Zaenen 2. Objects, Themes and lexical Rules in ItalianMark Baker 3. Move NP or Lexical Rules?K.P. Mohanan 4. On the Nature of Derived NominalsMalka Rappaport 5. ResultativesJane Simpson 6. Case and Grammatical Functions: The Icelandic PassiveAnnie Zaenen and Joan Maling and Höskuldur Thráinsson Subject IndexName IndexLanguage Index