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Towards a minimal argument structure

Platzack, Christer LU (2009) In Mélanges plurilingues offerts à Suzanne Schlyter à l’occasion de son 75ème anniversaire, p.353-371
Abstract
In this paper I give a short presentation of a syntactic approach to argument structure, taking a particular implementation of the minimalist framework (Chomsky (1995, 2001 and later)) as my point of departure. The proposed account allows for only 16 different argument structures, thereby reducing the syntactic variation at this level of syntax considerably. The theory also offers an explanation why no verb can have more than three DP arguments. Since the theory has its base in narrow syntax and not in the single verb and its argument structure variation, it may furthermore help us to understand which properties must be found in a particular root for it to be associated with this or that argument structure.
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Mélanges plurilingues offerts à Suzanne Schlyter à l’occasion de son 75ème anniversaire,
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Bernardini, Petra; Egerland, Verner; Granfeldt, Jonas; ; and
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Lund University: Språk- och litteraturcentrum
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  author       = {Platzack, Christer},
  editor       = {Bernardini, Petra and Egerland, Verner and Granfeldt, Jonas},
  isbn         = {978-91-978017-0-6},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {353--371},
  publisher    = {Lund University: Språk- och litteraturcentrum},
  series       = {Mélanges plurilingues offerts à Suzanne Schlyter à l’occasion de son 75ème anniversaire,},
  title        = {Towards a minimal argument structure},
  year         = {2009},
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