Lexical Semantics Without Thematic Roles

Oxford University Press (1990)
In this interpretive analysis, Ravin argues that thematic roles are not valid semantic entities, and that syntax and semantics are indeed autonomous and independent of one another. Suggesting a decompositional approach to lexical semantics in the spirit of Katz's semantic theory, the book considers such theoretical issues as indeterminacy and ambiguity, lexical configuration rules, and lexical projection, and analyzes the semantic content of event concepts such as causation, action, and change.
Keywords Semantics  Grammar, Comparative and general Syntax
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Call number P325.R34 1990
ISBN(s) 0198248318
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