Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Case, Word Order and Prominence
Subtitle: Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension
Edited By: Monique Lamers
Peter De Swart
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Language users access an array of information during the construction and
interpretation of utterances, including grammatical rules and situational
knowledge. The argument structure of verbs, which establishes the syntactic
and semantic relationships between arguments, plays a key role in this process.
This book reviews recent psycholinguistic and theoretical investigations into the
interplay between structural syntactic relations and role semantics. It focuses
on the interaction of case marking and word order with semantic prominence
features, such as animacy, addressing the interaction of these different sorts of
information from theoretical, time-insensitive and incremental perspectives or a
combination thereof. Taking a broad cross-linguistic perspective, this book
offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the interaction of case, word order and
prominence with argument structure, and their effects on argument realization
and interpretation in language.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9400714629
ISBN-13: 9789400714625
Pages: 344
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95