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LINGUIST List 17.1229

Sun Apr 23 2006

Books: Semantics/Syntax: Van Valin, Jr

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Van Valin, Jr


Message 1: Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Van Valin, Jr
Date: 23-Apr-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Van Valin, Jr


Title: Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Robert D. Van Valin, Jr, State University of New York
Hardback: ISBN: 0521811791 Pages: 330 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 052101056X Pages: 330 Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Abstract:

While all languages can achieve the same basic communicative ends, they
each use different means to achieve them, particularly in the divergent
ways that syntax, semantics and pragmatics interact across languages.
Written within the framework of Role and Reference Grammar, which proposes
a set of rules to link semantic and syntactic relations to each other,
this book discusses in detail how structure, meaning, and communicative
function interact in human languages. Clearly written and comprehensive,
it will be welcomed by all those working on the interface between syntax,
semantics and pragmatics.

Contents
1. Syntactic structure;
2. Lexical representation and semantic roles;
3. Information structure;
4. Syntactic relations and case marking;
5. Linking syntactic and semantic representations in simple sentences;
6. The structure of complex sentences;
7. Linking syntax and semantics in complex sentences.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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