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Title: Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P
Edited By: Anna Asbury
Jakub Dotlačil
Rick Nouwen
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 120

The category P belongs to a less studied area in theoretical linguistics,
which has only recently attracted considerable attention. This volume
brings together pioneering work on adpositions in spatial relations from
different theoretical and cross-linguistic perspectives. The common theme
in these contributions is the complex semantic and syntactic structure of
PPs. Analyses are presented in several different frameworks and approaches,
including generative syntax, optimality theoretic semantics and syntax,
formal semantics, mathematical modeling, lexical syntax, and pragmatics.
Among the languages featured in detail are English, German, Hebrew, Igbo,
Italian, Japanese, and Persian. This volume will be of interest to students
and researchers of formal semantics, syntax and language typology, as well
as scholars with a more general interest in spatial cognition.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
Persian, Iranian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027255032
ISBN-13: 9789027255037
Prices: U.S. $ 180.00
Europe EURO 120.00