A lexicalist account of argument structure

We’re happy to introduce a new book in the series: A lexicalist account of argument structure, by Stefan Müller. The book argues that for a proper account of argument structure, we need to combine insights from approaches usually treated as widely disparate: Minimalism and Construction Grammar.

The book implements these insights in a variant of Lexical Functional Grammar, augmented by tools for phrasal constructions derived from Construction Grammar. It offers a new formalization that may provide solutions to longstanding problems not available in other formalizations.

Read the summary of the book or download it directly from the Language Science Press catalog.

  • Müller, Stefan. A lexicalist account of argument structure: Template-based phrasal LFG approaches and a lexical HPSG alternative. Berlin: Language Science Press. (doi:10.5281/zenodo.1441351)