Books: Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context: Katz Bourns, Myers (eds.)
Editor for this issue: Sara Couture
Date: 07-May-2014 From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl> Subject: Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context: Katz Bourns, Myers (eds.) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context
Subtitle: Studies in honor of Knud Lambrecht
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 244
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Stacey Katz Bourns
Editor: Lindsy L. Myers
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270597 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270597 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270597 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256492 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256492 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256492 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 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.
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