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Author Haiden, Martin, 1969-
Title Theta theory / by Martin Haiden.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2005]
©2005

Series Studies in generative grammar ; 78
Studies in generative grammar ; 78.
Subject Lexicology.
Cognition.
Semantics.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
German language -- Verb.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 From lexical semantics to cognitive psychology, and back again; 1. Lexical semantics: an overview; 2. The mapping procedure; 3. The architecture of the mind, and the lexicon; 4. Reinhart's feature theory; 5. Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 2 German verbs: lexical representation and argument realization; 1. Introduction: features and roles; 2. Role sets and realization patterns; 3. The syntax of thematic alternations; 4. The reflexive alternation; 5. Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3 A Bare Phrase Structure of Argument Expression.
Summary Theta Theory explores the lexicon as an interface in the strict sense, as facilitating the flow of information between cognition and the computational system of language. It argues for the traditional concept of a listed lexicon, where semantic roles are.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110197471 (electronic bk.)
3110197472 (electronic bk.)
9783110182859 (cloth ; alk. paper)
3110182858 (cloth ; alk. paper)
3110182858 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 191935489
Additional Format Print version: Haiden, Martin, 1969- Theta theory. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2005 (DLC) 2005011293