Edited by Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
[Studies in Language Companion Series 105] 2008
► pp. 245–261
Is Role and Reference Grammar an adequate grammatical theory for punctuation?
In this paper, I show that Role and Reference Grammar can be developed into a syntactic theory encompassing both oral and writing language systems. To achieve this goal, I present in §2 some premises from a linguistic theory of writing systems. In §3–4 I review the correspondence rules between phonologicalsyntactic and written linguistic units in simple (§3) and complex (§4) structures in Spanish, according to the official orthography. At the end (§5), I draw some conclusions and present some perspectives for future research.