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Books: Pragmatics: Du Bois, Kumpf, Ashby (eds)

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Subject: Preferred Argument Structure: Du Bois, Kumpf, Ashby (eds)

Title: Preferred Argument Structure
Subtitle: Grammar as architecture for function
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 14
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Editor: John W. Du Bois, University of California 
Editor: Lorraine E. Kumpf, California State University 
Editor: William J. Ashby, University of California 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027226245, Pages: x, 459 pp., Price: EUR 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113698, Pages: x, 459 pp., Price: USD 115.00


Preferred Argument Structure offers a profound insight into the
relationship between language use and grammatical structure. In his
original publication on Preferred Argument Structure, Du Bois (1987)
demonstrated the power of this perspective by using it to explain the
origins of ergativity and ergative marking systems. Since this work,
the general applicability of Preferred Argument Structure has been
demonstrated in studies of language after language. In this
collection, the authors move beyond verifying Preferred Argument
Structure as a property of a given language. They use the methodology
to reveal more subtle aspects of the patterns, for example, to look
across languages, diachronically or synchronically, to examine
particular grammatical relations, and to examine special populations
or particular genres. This volume will appeal to linguists interested
in the relationship of pragmatics and grammar generally, in the
typology of grammatical relations, and in explanations derived from
data- and corpus-based approaches to analysis.

Table of contents

Preface vii 
Abbreviations ix 
 John W. Du Bois, Lorraine E. Kumpf and William J. Ashby 1-10 
Argument structure: Grammar in use 
John W. Du Bois 11-60 
Preferred Argument Structure across time and space: A comparative
 diachronic analysis of French and Spanish
 William J. Ashby and Paola A. Bentivoglio 61-80 
The lexicon in interaction: Developmental origins of Preferred
 Argument Structure in Korean
 Patricia M. Clancy 81-108 
Genre and Preferred Argument Structure: Sources of argument structure
 in classroom discourse
 Lorraine E. Kumpf 109-130 
Issues in the comparative argument structure analysis in Mayan
 Nora C. England and Laura Martin 131-157 
New light on information pressure: Information conduits, "escape
 valves", and role alignment stretching
 Mark Durie 159-196 
Beyond Preferred Argument Structure: Sentences, pronouns, and given
 referents in Nepali
 Carol Genetti and Laura D. Crain 197-223 
Multiple constraints on reference form: Null, pronominal, and full
 reference in Mapudungun
 Jennifer E. Arnold 225-245 
Argument splits in Finnish grammar and discourse 
 Marja-Liisa Helasvuo 247-272 
Core arguments and the inversion of the nominal hierarchy in Roviana 
 Simon H. Corston-Oliver 273-300 
Preferred Argument Structure in early Inuktitut spontaneous speech data 
 Shanley E.M. Allen and Heike Schr´┐Żder 301-338 
The role of Preferred Argument Structure for understanding aphasic
 sentence planning
 Susan E. Kohn and Ana Cragnolino 339-351 
Nominal information flow in the talk of two boys with autism 
 Elizabeth G. Weber 353-383 
Tracking the deer: Nominal reference, parallelism and Preferred
 Argument Structure in Itzaj Maya narrative genres
 Charles Andrew Hofling 385-410 
Narrator virtuosity and the strategic exploitation of Preferred
 Argument Structure in Mocho: Repetition and constructed speech in
 Mocho narrative
 Laura Martin 411-435 
Preferred Argument Structure Bibliography 437-445 
Name index 447-448 
Language index 449-450 
Subject index 451-458

Lingfield(s): Functional & Systemic Ling (Linguistic Theories)
		Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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