Readership: Students and researchers of theoretical linguistics, from advanced undergraduate level and above, as well as researchers in lexicology
Edited by Martin Everaert, Director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Marijana Marelj, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Utrecht University, and Tal Siloni, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University
Martin Everaert is Professor of Linguistics at Utrecht University and Director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. He works primarily on the syntax-semantics interface (anaphora: reflexives, reciprocals) and the lexicon-syntax interface (idioms/collocations, and argument structure).
Marijana Marelj is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Utrecht University. She completed her thesis, entitled Middles and Argument Structure across Languages under the supervision of Tanya Reinhart and Eric Reuland. Her research interests include the Architecture of grammar, properties of the computational system/syntactic theory, Interfaces (lexicon-syntax interface and syntax-semantics interface), and Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages.
Tal Siloni is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Tel Aviv University and the chair of the department. Her major areas of research are syntactic theory and comparative syntax with particular reference to Semitic and Romance languages, the lexicon-syntax interface, argument structure, idioms, and nominalization.
"a valuable and interesting read for any scholar or advanced student interested in lexical semantics." - Tomislav Socanac, Linguist List
1: Introduction: The Theta System
2: Ad Neeleman and Hans van de Koot: The Linguistic Expression of Causation
3: Martin Haiden: The Content of Semantic Roles: Predicate-argument structure in language and cognition
4: Edwin Williams: Combine
5: Hagit Borer: In the Event of a Nominal
6: Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin: Lexicon Uniformity and the Causative Alternation
7: György Rákosi: In Defense of the Non-causative Analysis of Anticausatives
8: Julie Fadlon: Hidden Entries: A psycholinguistic study of derivational gaps
9: Peter Ackema and Marijana Marelj: To Have the Empty Theta-role
10: Joseph Potashnik: Emission Verbs
11: Aya Meltzer-Asscher: Verbal Passives in English and Hebrew: A comparative study
12: Alexis Dimitriadis: An Event Semantics for the Theta System
13: João Costa and Na'ama Friedmann: Children Acquire Unaccusative and A-movement Very Early on