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ERIC Number: EJ623346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
On the Nonsemantic Nature of Argument Structure.
Alsina, Alex
Language Sciences, v23 n4-5 p355-89 Jul-Sep 2001
Presents evidence that argument structure is not a semantic but a syntactic level of representation. Evidence is based on the distinction between primary and secondary objects found in languages such as Chichewa. Concludes that because argument structure must express the distinction between primary and secondary objects, it follows that argument structure contains nonsemantic information and is, therefore, a non-semantic level of representation. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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