The Syntax of Argument Structure

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Each verb in natural language is associated with a set of arguments, which are not systematically predictable from the verb's meaning and are realized syntactically as the projected sentence's subject, direct object, etc. Babby puts forward the theory that this set of arguments (the verb's 'argument structure') has a universal hierarchical composition which directly determines the sentence's case and grammatical relations. The structure is uniform across language families and types, and this theory is supported by the fact ...

The Syntax of Argument Structure 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521417976

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The Syntax of Argument Structure 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521182331

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