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Title: Valency
Subtitle: Theoretical, Descriptive and Cognitive Issues
Edited By: Thomas Herbst
Katrin Götz-Votteler
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 187

In recent years, research on valency has led to important insights into the
nature of language. Some of these findings are published in this volume for
the first time with up-to-date accounts of language description and new
reflections on language, above all for English and German. The volume also
presents examples of contrastive analysis, which are of use for all those
who deal professionally with these two languages. Furthermore, the articles
in the psycholinguistic and computational linguistics section demonstrate
the applicability and value of valency theory for these approaches and shed
light on a fruitful cooperation between theoretical and descriptive
linguistics and applied disciplines.

The papers cover the following aspects of valency analysis: (i) theoretical
aspects of the valency approach in relation to related theories of
complementation (dependency syntax, FrameNet, case roles), (ii) descriptive
aspects of valency and complementation, (iii) valency as a concept for the
description of cognitive processes in syntactic processing, (iv)
contrastive aspects of valency, above all for English and German, and (v)
possible computational applications of the valency concept in fields such
as automatic syntactic recognition or language processing.

The volume combines papers of representatives from different linguistic
schools on the topic of complementation. One of the aims is to show how
concepts developed for the analysis of one language, in the case of valency
often German, can be applied to other languages such as English.

OF INTEREST TO: Linguists working in the Fields of Descriptive, Theoretical
and Applied Linguistics

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Danish
Norwegian Bokmål
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110195739
ISBN-13: 9783110195736
Pages: 394
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