On the Lexicon-Information Structure Interface

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Word order variation is tied both to lexical differences and differences in information structure, IS. With this in mind, we examine the dative and benefactive alternations. We argue that differences in meaning between the alternants, as well as syntactic differences between the two alternations of (1), derive from variation in the projection and interpretation of lexical meaning components; and these interpretations derive corresponding IS distinctions. . In our analysis, each alternant is projected directly from a verb's single lexical entry, with differences derived by a combination of free merge of Hale & Keyser (e.g. 1993)-type structures and a requirement of lexical component interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association
PublisherCanadian Linguistic Association
StatePublished - 2023


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