Jaume Mateu


The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

Editorial: Routledge
Data de publicació: Maig del 2014
ISBN13: 9780415533942

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In this chapter, I concentrate on some of the most relevant theoretical and empirical issues where argument structure has been shown to play an important role. Below, I address the question of to what extent (verbal) argument structures are projected from lexical-semantic structures or are constructed outside of the lexicon. In doing so, I review the recent debate between projectionist and neo-constructionist approaches to argument structure. In this context, some special attention is also devoted to some syntactic approaches to argument structure like Hale and Keyser’s (1993, 2002) configurational theory, which has been very influential for many syntacticians interested in analyzing argument structure from a minimalist perspective.