Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context

Studies in honor of Knud Lambrecht

| Harvard University
| University of Missouri, Kansas City
ISBN 9789027256492 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270597 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
In this tribute to Knud Lambrecht, a pioneer of Information Structure, a diverse group of scholars examines the intersection of syntax, discourse, pragmatics, and semantics. The six chapters in the first section of the volume consider issues of grammar with new theoretical and applied insights, pertaining to grammatical constructions such as left dislocation, unaccusatives, null complements, and passives. While the first half of the book presents studies involving a range of languages from Russian to Irish to Italian, the second section is dedicated to papers focused on French. These five chapters feature the application of Construction Grammar and/or Information Structure frameworks to prosody and second language processing, as well as to several distinctive spoken French constructions: clefts, left dislocations, and interrogatives. Collectively, this book offers substantial reading for those interested in the juncture of structure and context, notably a critical take on the important legacy of a preeminent linguist.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 244]  2014.  xv, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Stacey Katz Bourns and Lindsy L. Myers
Part I. Grammatical constructions
The information structure of ditransitives: Informing scope properties and long-distance dependency constraints
Adele E. Goldberg
Non-promotional passives and unspecified subject constructions: Navigating the typological Kuiper Belt
Catherine O'Connor and Joan Maling
On the relationship between sentence focus category, subject-verb order, and genericity: A preliminary analysis of some Italian unaccusatives
Cinzia Russi
Frames and the interpretation of omitted arguments in English
Josef Ruppenhofer and Laura A. Michaelis
Interactional frames and grammatical constructions
Carl S. Blyth and Dale Koike
Topics at the left periphery in Russian
Maria Polinsky and Eric Potsdam
Part II. Topics in French Grammar
Final compression in French as a phrasal phenomenon
Caroline Féry
Pourquoi in Spoken French: Corpus-based function-form mapping
Lindsy L. Myers and Stéphanie Pellet
Processing constraints and information structure as moderating factors on first- and second-language use of the causal conjunction parce que
Robert V. Reichle
Contrasting c'est -clefts and it-clefts in discourse
Stacey Katz Bourns
Left dislocation in French: Information structure vs. (?) interactional linguistics
Betsy Kerr
“Inspired, intellectually stimulating, innovative research, which is not just true to the spirit of Lambrecht’s contributions to linguistics by bringing together structure, meaning, and interaction, but which further extends his ideas into new ways of connecting grammar and context. A volume well worth reading!”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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