Chapter published in:Conceptual Semantics: A micro-modular approach
[Constructional Approaches to Language 23] 2018
► pp. 38–81
Argument structure and its ingredients
F-chain, argument level, thematic features, and action tier
In this chapter we will discuss the core set of micro-modules that are involved in the semantics of the conceptual category Situation. The modules f-chain, argument level, thematic features, and action tier are tightly related to each other: argument level and thematic features must be linked to the f-chain, and the action tier must be linked to the argument level. This means that the modules are not equal: the f-chain is the core of this part of the micro-modular network. We go through the formation of and mutual relationships between the micro-modules discussed in this chapter.