Syntax and the Lexicon is a dynamic investigation into the role of the lexicon in syntactic theory. Twelve chapters, authored by leaders in syntactic theory, provide a detailed yet easily understandable analysis of differing views on the lexicon in the field. Lively debates pepper the volume with interactive dialogue, and volume editors Tim Stowell and Eric Wehrli provide an insightful overview and introduction to lexical theory. It presents an overview of the role of the lexicon in syntactic theory and debates between major practitioners in the field. It discusses the nature of argument and structure and debates the relation of argument nature to constituent structure and binding theory. It examines the role of NP-movement vs. lexical rules in accounting for alternations in grammatical functions.
T. Stowell and E. Wehrli, “Introduction”
T. Stowell, “The Role of the Lexicon in Syntactic Theory”
A. Belletti, “Agreement and Case in Past Participle Clauses in Italian”
T. Stowell, “Passives and the Lexicon: Comments on Belletti”
J. Bresnan and J.M. Kanerva, “Locative Inversion in Chichewa: A Case Study of Factorization in Grammar”
P. Schachter, “Comments on J. Bresnan and J.M. Kanerva's ‘Locative Inversion in Chichewa: A Case Study of Factorization in Grammar’"
J. Bresnan and J.M. Kanerva, “The Thematic Hierarchy and Locative Inversion in UG: A Reply to P. Schachter's Comments”
M.R. Hovav and B. Levin, “-er Nominals: Implications for the Theory of Argument Structure”
R. Jackendoff, “Babe Ruth Homered His Way into the Hearts of America”
A. Marantz, “The Way-Construction and the Semantics of Direct Arguments in English: A Reply to Jackendoff”
E.S. Williams, “O-Theory as Binding Theory”
M. L. Zubizarreta, “The Lexical Encoding of Scope Relations Among Agruments”
K. Johnson, “Scope and the Binding Theory: Comments on Zubizarreta”