Valence, Semantic Case, and Grammatical Relations: Workshop studies prepared for the 12th International Congress of Linguists, Vienna, August 29th to

Valence, Semantic Case, and Grammatical Relations: Workshop studies prepared for the 12th International Congress of Linguists, Vienna, August 29th to

By: Werner Abraham (editor)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


The papers in this volume have been grouped in three thematic parts: Valence which plays a key concept in the syntactic classification of verbs and adjectives, provides a necessary link for decoding and encoding grammatical relations, and is an important requisite for the evaluation of formal languages for the purpose of describing and explaining phenomena of natural language. The second group of papers concerns the notion of (deep) case and the implications of tracing a grammatical theory on semantic case. The final series of papers is distinguished by the degree of accent it puts on the link between linguistic surface phenomena, including semantic case, and grammatical relations, in the sense that it has been postulated by Universal Grammar.


1. Introductory remarks; 2. 1. Valence: From heuristic problems to a strictly defined notion of valence-boundness; 3. Uber einige Regularitaten in den Valenzeigenschaften der verbalen Streckformen vom Bautyp "Prapositionale nominale Komponente + verbale Komponente" (In Bewegung sein, kommen, bringen) (by Abramov, B.); 4. Uber kommunikative Notwendigkeit und Valenz (by Bluhm, H.); 5. On the possibility of distinguighing between complements and adjuncts (by Vater, Heinz); 6. Three aspects of valence (by Ruzicka, Rudolf); 7. Valenzgrammatische Untersuchung zu fakultativen Spezialisierungen im Franzosischen (by Hesse, B.); 8. Valence frames in standard form and corresponding frames of individual languages (by Rothkegel, Annely); 9. A reconstruction of the notion of valence within a grammar with a lambda-categorial base (by Ballweg, J.); 10. Valence in categorial syntax (by Guenther, Hartmut); 11. On valence-binding grammars (by Frosch, Helmut); 12. 2. Semantic case: Toward a sharper understanding of case notions and selection criteria; 13. Case grammar and valence theory at a stalemate? Their relevance for semantic memory (by Fink, St.); 14. Lexical entries for verbs in a contrastive lexicon English-German (by Boas, Hans Ulrich); 15. Semantische Verknupfungen und Kasus (by Figge, Udo L.); 16. A la recherche d'une grammaire des cas. Ses rapports avec la syntaxe et le lexique (by Willems, Dominique); 17. Case grammar and viability (by Omamor, A.P.); 18. A case grammar matrix model (and its application to a Hemingway text) (by Cook, Walter A.); 19. Stimulus as a semantic role (by Blansitt, Jr., E.L.); 20. Can 'area' be taken out of the waste-basket? (by Radden, Gunter); 21. Defining semantic roles in derived adjectives (by Dirven, Rene); 22. Ist der Universalitatsanspruch der Kasusgrammatik berechtigt? (by Pleines, J.); 23. 3. The interlocking of coding and control features with grammatical relations; 24. Die Beziehungen zwischen semantischen Kasusrelationen und syntaktischen Satzgliedfunktionen: Der freie Dativ (by Rosengren, Inger); 25. Case-grammar as componential analysis (by Potts, T.C.); 26. The one per sent solution (by Starosta, Stanley); 27. Nominal inflection in Pamanyungan (by Klokeid, T.J.); 28. Restructuring of noun-cases in syntax. Why 'anti-' will not do (by Collinge, N.E.); 29. Ergative language, accessibility hierarchies governing reflexives and questions of formal analysis (by Edmondson, Jerold A.); 30. On the derivative status of grammatical relations (by Anderson, Stefhen J.); 31. Epilogue; 32. Valence and case: Remarks on their contribution to the identification of grammatical relations (by Abraham, Werner)

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027209627
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 729
  • ID: 9789027209627
  • weight: 1455
  • ISBN10: 9027209626

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly