Chapter published in:Conceptual Semantics: A micro-modular approach
[Constructional Approaches to Language 23] 2018
► pp. 136–175
The lexicon and argument linking
In this chapter, we will discuss the linking between the argument level and the syntactic functions subject and object. The linking is based on three levels: (i) the argument level, (ii) the DA-system that represents the lexically determined “logical subject” and “logical object,” and (iii) the GF-system including the grammatical functions subject and object. The chapter discusses the relevant parts of the lexical entries of predicates and the principles that govern the linking between the argument level, DA-system, and GF-system.