Investigations of the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface (Studies in Language Companion Series 105)

Investigations of the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface (Studies in Language Companion Series 105)

By: Robert D. Van Valin (editor)Hardback

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Investigations of the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface presents on-going research in Role and Reference Grammar in a number of critical areas of linguistic theory: verb semantics and argument structure, the nature of syntactic categories and syntactic representation, prosody and syntax, information structure and syntax, and the syntax and semantics of complex sentences. In each of these areas there are important results which not only advance the development of the theory, but also contribute to the broader theoretical discussion. In particular, there are analyses of grammatical phenomena such as transitivity in Kabardian, the verb-less numeral quantifier construction in Japanese, and an unusual kind of complex sentence in Wari' (Chapakuran, Brazil) which not only illustrate the descriptive and explanatory power of the theory, but also present interesting challenges to other approaches. In addition, there are papers looking at the implications and applications of Role and Reference Grammar for neurolinguistic research, parsing and automated text analysis.

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Contents

1. List of contributors; 2. Part I. Introduction by the Editor; 3. Editor's introduction; 4. Part II. Verbs, argument structure and transitivity; 5. "Saying" verbs in Spanish: Deepening the lexical semantics description (by Ibanez Cerda, Sergio); 6. Split intransitivity in Japanese revisited (by Toratani, Kiyoko); 7. Reintroducing inverse constructions in Japanese: The deictic verb kuru "to come" in the paradigms of argument encoding (by Koga, Hiroaki); 8. Transitivity in Kabardian (by Matasovic, Ranko); 9. Ditransitive constructions: Towards a new Role and Reference Grammar account? (by Haspelmath, Martin); 10. Fluid transitivity and generalized semantic roles (by Nakamura, Wataru); 11. Part III. Syntactic and morphological categories; 12. Unification and separation in a functional theory of morphology (by Martin Arista, Javier); 13. Modality in RRG: Towards a characterisation using Irish data (by Nolan, Brian); 14. RPs and the nature of lexical and syntactic categories in Role and Reference Grammar (by Van Valin Jr., Robert D.); 15. "Floating plurals", prodrop and agreement - an optimality-based RRG approach (by Kailuweit, Rolf); 16. Where is the precore slot? Mapping the layered structure of the clause and German sentence topology (by Diedrichsen, Elke); 17. Part IV. Syntax, pragmatics and prosody; 18. A prosodic projection for Role and Reference Grammar (by O'Connor, Rob); 19. Is Role and Reference Grammar an adequate grammatical theory for punctuation? (by Bellosta von Colbe, Valeriano); 20. The interplay of focus structure and syntax: Evidence from two sister languages (by Bentley, Delia); 21. How missing is the missing verb?: The verb-less numeral quantifier construction in Japanese (by Shimojo, Mitsuaki); 22. Predication and reference in specificational sentences - functions of English noun phrases (by Pavey, Emma); 23. Part V. The analysis of complex sentences; 24. Alternative expressions of 'want' complements (by Guerrero, Lilian); 25. An RRG approach to French complementation patterns: Some operator constraints on the logical structure (by Morita, Takahiro); 26. Complementizer-gap phenomena: Syntactic or pragmatic constraints? (by Lowenadler, John); 27. Wari' Intentional State Constructions (by Everett, Daniel L.); 28. Part VI. Neurolinguistic and computational aspects of RRG; 29. Unmarked transitivity: A processing constraint on linking (by Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Ina); 30. Parsing for Role and Reference Grammar (by Guest, Elizabeth); 31. A Role-Lexical Module (RLM) for Biblical Hebrew: A mapping tool for RRG and WordNet (by Winther-Nielsen, Nicolai); 32. Index of languages; 33. Index of subjects

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  • publication date: 21/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9789027205728
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9789027205728
  • weight: 1050
  • ISBN10: 9027205728

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