Investigations of the Syntax–Semantics–Pragmatics Interface

| Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf & University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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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.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 105]  2008.  xxiv, 484 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Part I. Introduction by the Editor
Editor's introduction
Part II. Verbs, argument structure and transitivity
"Saying" verbs in Spanish: Deepening the lexical semantics description
Sergio Ibañez Cerda
Split intransitivity in Japanese revisited
Kiyoko Toratani
Reintroducing inverse constructions in Japanese:

The deictic verb kuru “to come” in the paradigms of argument encoding

Hiroaki Koga and Toshio Ohori
Transitivity in Kabardian
Ranko Matasović
Ditransitive constructions: Towards a new Role and Reference Grammar account?
Martin Haspelmath
Fluid transitivity and generalized semantic roles
Wataru Nakamura
Part III. Syntactic and morphological categories
Unification and separation in a functional theory of morphology
Javier Martín Arista
Modality in RRG: Towards a characterisation using Irish data
Brian Nolan
RPs and the nature of lexical and syntactic categories in

Role and Reference Grammar

Robert D. Van Valin Jr.

“Floating plurals”, prodrop and agreement – an optimality-based RRG approach

Rolf Kailuweit
Where is the precore slot? Mapping the layered structure of the clause and German sentence topology
Elke Diedrichsen
Part IV. Syntax, pragmatics and prosody
A prosodic projection for Role and Reference Grammar
Rob O'Connor
Is Role and Reference Grammar an adequate grammatical theory for punctuation?
Valeriano Bellosta von Colbe
The interplay of focus structure and syntax:

Evidence from two sister languages

Delia Bentley
How missing is the missing verb? The verb-less numeral quantifier construction in Japanese
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Predication and reference in specificational sentences – functions of English noun phrases
Emma Pavey
Part V. The analysis of complex sentences
Alternative expressions of 'want' complements
Lilián Guerrero
An RRG approach to French complementation patterns:

Some operator constraints on the logical structure

Takahiro Morita
Complementizer-gap phenomena: Syntactic or pragmatic constraints?
John Löwenadler
Wari’ Intentional State Constructions
Daniel L. Everett
Part VI. Neurolinguistic and computational aspects of RRG
Unmarked transitivity: A processing constraint on linking
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky
Parsing for Role and Reference Grammar
Elizabeth Guest
A Role-Lexical Module (RLM) for Biblical Hebrew: A mapping tool for RRG and WordNet
Nicolai Winther-Nielsen
Index of languages
Index of subjects
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Cited by 12 other publications

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2014.  In Exploring Functional-Cognitive Space [Studies in Language Companion Series, 157], Crossref logo
Bohnemeyer, Jürgen & Robert D. Van Valin
2017. The macro-event property and the layered structure of the clause. Studies in Language 41:1  pp. 142 ff. Crossref logo
Buysse, Manon, Alex Housen & Michel Pierrard
2018. A Role and Reference Grammar Account of Clause Linkage Development in Second Language: An Application to English and French. Studia Linguistica 72:2  pp. 472 ff. Crossref logo
Corral Esteban, Avelino
2012. DOES THERE EXIST PASSIVE VOICE IN LAKHOTA AND CHEYENNE?. Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas 7:1 Crossref logo
Goldberg, Adele E.
2020.  In Handbook of Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, ],  pp. 59 ff. Crossref logo
Iza Erviti, Aneider
2021.  In Discourse Constructions in English [Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, ],  pp. 7 ff. Crossref logo
Martín Arista, Javier
2011. Review of Kailuweit, Wiemer, Staudinger & Matasović (2008): New applications of Role and Reference Grammar: Diachrony, grammaticalization, Romance languages. Functions of Language 18:1  pp. 96 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian, Elke Diederichsen & Gudrun Rawoens
2015.  In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Pannain, Rossella & Anna Riccio
2014.  In Word Classes [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 332],  pp. 161 ff. Crossref logo
Sorace, Antonella
2011.  Pinning down the concept of “interface” in bilingualism . Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Sosa Acevedo, Eulalia
2011. Review of Butler & Martín Arista (2008): Deconstructing constructions. Functions of Language 18:2  pp. 292 ff. Crossref logo
Van Valin Jr., Robert D.
2009.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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