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By Tanya Reinhart, Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, Eric Reuland

One of Tanya Reinhart's significant contributions to linguistic thought is the advance of the Theta method (TS), a concept of the interface among the approach of innovations and the linguistic computational procedure. Reinhart brought her idea in a seminal paper, "The Theta method: Syntactic recognition of Verbal techniques" (2000) and for this reason released different papers with extra theoretical improvement. even if Reinhart endured to paintings at the Theta process, she had no longer accomplished a deliberate Linguistic Inquiry quantity at the subject ahead of her premature loss of life in 2007. This ebook, then, is the 1st to provide a scientific exposition of Reinhart's Theta approach. The center of the ebook is Reinhart's 2000 paper, followed by way of large endnotes with clarifications, summaries, and hyperlinks to next changes of the idea, a few in Reinhart's unpublished paintings. An appendix via Marijana Marelj discusses the area of Case, according to an LSA direction she taught with Reinhart in 2005. extra essays by way of Reinhart's linguistic colleagues talk about the department of work among the lexicon and syntax and the obvious clash among the Theta procedure and disbursed Morphology.

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Still, this does not make (20a) an event in any linguistically relevant sense. Specifically, it does not have any effect on the entailments observed so far, or the others to be mentioned. The same is true for the activity predicate in (20b). Though the problem is real, and research in these directions has found many important facts and generalizations, no real progress on this problem can come from replacing whatever little is understood already with undefined notions. Assuming, then, the defined notion of event, we may return to the question of whether unaccusative predicates are events.

Though the problem is real, and research in these directions has found many important facts and generalizations, no real progress on this problem can come from replacing whatever little is understood already with undefined notions. Assuming, then, the defined notion of event, we may return to the question of whether unaccusative predicates are events. If we leave aside for the moment the problem with directional predicates, we can see that they are not (see also The Theta System 15 Ackema 1995).

C. R(roll) (θ1): Lucie rolled. (60) a. wash(θ1, θ2): Max washed the dishes. b. R(wash) (θ1): Max washed. c.

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