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Title: Dependenz und Valenz / Dependency and Valency
Subtitle: Band 2 / Volume 2
Edited By: Vilmos Ágel
Ludwig M. Eichinger
Hans Werner Eroms
Peter Hellwig
Hans Jürgen Heringer
Henning Lobin
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110188562-1&l=E
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 25 / 2
Description:

The handbook provides an overview of the current status of research. In its
first volume, the handbook begins by presenting the historical background
of the theories in which the conceptions are rooted and then goes on to
deal with the individual elements of the theory in detail (i.e. valency of
the verb, complements vs. supplements, theta-roles, word order). Equal
consideration is given to theoretical and empirical work. The idea of
dependency grammars as well as other conceptions (i.e. word grammar,
lexicase grammar) are presented in detail. The second volume begins with a
comprehensive description of grammatical phenomena as seen from dependency
and valency viewpoints. This is followed by chapters on the application of
dependency and valency concepts in computer-based language processing. The
remaining chapters deal with contrastive lin-guistics, grammaticography,
lexicography, historical linguistics and other areas of linguistic research
in which dependency and valency play a significant role.

FROM THE CONTENTS
2. Halbband / Volume 2

VII. Grammatische Phänomene unter Dependenz- und Valenzgesichtspunkten /
Grammatical Phenomena as Seen from Dependency and Valency Viewpoints

VIII. Dependenz in der maschinellen Sprachverarbeitung /
Dependency in Computer-Based Language Processing

IX. Dependenz und Valenz in der kontrastiven Linguistik /
Dependency and Valency in Contrastive Linguistics

X. Das Valenzkonzept in der Grammatikographie /
The Valency Concept in Grammaticographical Studies

XI. Das Valenzkonzept in der Lexikographie /
The Valency Concept in Lexicography

XII. Das Valenzkonzept in der Sprachgeschichtsforschung: ausgewählte Bereiche /
The Valency Concept in Research into the History of Language: Selected Areas

XIII. Das Valenzkonzept in weiteren Forschungsbereichen /
The Valency Concept in Other Areas of Research

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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 311017152X
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: Europe EURO 428.00
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