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Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Tanya Reinhart, Martin Everaert, and Marijana Marelj


The present book introduces one of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory, namely the Theta System, a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic computational system. The core of the book – part Ia – is her seminal paper The Theta System: Syntactic Realization of Verbal Concepts, pre-published as Reinhart (2000). It is enriched with extensive annotations relating it to subsequent developments, and a summary of the approach based on Reinhart (2002). In part Ib Marijana Marelj's contribution provides an in-depth analysis of the role of accusative ... More

Keywords: Thematic relation, Architecture of grammar, Argument structure, Accusative Case, Valence-changing operation, External argument, Lexicon-Syntax mapping, Cross-linguistic variation, Syntactic clitic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034135
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tanya Reinhart, author

Martin Everaert, editor

Marijana Marelj, editor

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