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Summary Details

Query:   Sum: grammars
Author:  Elke Hentschel
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Semantics

Summary:   Dear colleagues,

Thanks a lot to everyone who tried to help me with my query! I was
suprised by the amount of answers I received.

Many pointed out that Lucien de Tesniere should be mentioned: you
might be glad to hear that he will not only be mentioned, but there
will be a whole chapter on him in the handbook.

Best regards,

elke hentschel


And here is what I got:

Allerton, D.J. (1982): Valency and the English verb. London.

Apresjan, Jurij Derenikovich (2/1995): Leksicheskaja semantika.
Izbrannyje trudy. 1. Shkola "Jazyki russkoj kul'tury". Vostochnaja
literatura. RAN. Moskva.

Apresjan, Jurij Derenikovich (1995): Integral'noje opisanije jazyka i
sistemnaja leksikografija. Izbrannyje trudy. II. Shkola "Jazyki
russkoj kul'tury". Vostochnaja literatura. RAN. Moskva.

Emons, Rudolf (1978): Valenzgrammatik fuer das Englische, Tuebingen

Happ, Heinz (1976): Grundfragen einer Dependenzgrammatik des
Lateinischen, Goettingen.

Hetzron (ed.) (1997): The Semitic Languages. London: Routledge.

Hudson, Richard. 1990. _English Word Grammar_. Oxford: Basil

Kasevich, V. B. (1988): Semantika. Sintaksis. Morfologija. Moskva.

Mel'cuk, Igor A.(1974): Opyt teorii lingvisticeskix teorii <<Smysl -
Tekst>>, Moskva.

Mel'cuk, Igor A./Pertsov, N. (1987): Surface Syntax of English. A
Formal Model within the Meaning-Text Model, Amsterdam.

Mel'cuk, Igor A (1988): Dependency Syntax, Albany.

Mel'cuk, Igor A. (1995): The Russian Language in the Meaning-Text
Perspective. Russkij jazyk v modeli "smysl<->tekst". (Wiener
Slawistischer Almanach, Sonderband 39). Shkola "Jazyki russkoj
kultury". Moskau - Wien.

Mrazovic, Pavica/Vukadinovic, Zorica (1990): Gramatika srspkohrvatskog
jezika za strance. Novi Sad: Dobra vest.

Schwarze, Christoph (1988): Grammatik der italienischen Sprache.

Serianni, Luca (con collaborazione di Alberto Castelvecchi) (1988):
Grammatica italiana. Italiano comune e lingua letteraria. Torino.

Renzi, Lorenzo (a cura di): Grande grammatica italiana di
consultazione. Bologna 1988.

Tesniere, Lucien de (1953): _Esquisse d'une syntaxe structurale._

Tesniere, Lucien de (1959): _Element de syntaxe structurale._ Paris.

Pinkster, H. (1988): Lateinische Syntax und Semantik. Tubingen.

Weiss, Daniel: Sowjetische Sprachmodelle, in: H. Jachnow (Hrsg.):
Handbuch des Russisten, Wiesbaden 1984, S. 581-621

Zolotova, G.A. (1982): Kommunikativnye aspekty russkogo sintaksisa.

LL Issue: 9.214
Date Posted: 12-Feb-1998
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