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Predication Theory: A Case Study for Indexing Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics-50)

By: Donna Jo Napoli

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003115

ISBN: 0521368200

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In this study Donna Jo Napoli takes a refreshingly commonsense approach to the notions of argument and predicate. Recent discussions of predication within Government and Binding theory have stressed the configurational properties of the phrases involved, and Napoli argues that this has led to proposals for more and more elaborate syntactic structures that nevertheless fail to provide genuinely explanatory accounts. She presents a convincing case for viewing the notion of predicate as a semantic primitive which cannot be defined by looking simply at the lexicon or simply at the syntactic struct... View more info

Predication Theory: A Case Study for Indexing Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics-50)

By: Donna Jo Napoli

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003120

ISBN: 0521352983

Condition: New


In this study Donna Jo Napoli takes a refreshingly commonsense approach to the notions of argument and predicate. Recent discussions of predication within Government and Binding theory have stressed the configurational properties of the phrases involved, and Napoli argues that this has led to proposals for more and more elaborate syntactic structures that nevertheless fail to provide genuinely explanatory accounts. She presents a convincing case for viewing the notion of predicate as a semantic primitive which cannot be defined by looking simply at the lexicon or simply at the syntactic struct... View more info