LINGUIST List 25.2832

Sun Jul 06 2014

Books: Noun Valency: Spevak (ed.)

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Date: 03-Jul-2014
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Subject: Noun Valency: Spevak (ed.)
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Title: Noun Valency
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 158
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Olga Spevak
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269980 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269980 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269980 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259233 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259233 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259233 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00

Despite a recent spate of publications, the valency of nouns is a topic that still remains in the shadow of the valency of verbs. This volume aims to contribute to the discussion of noun valency not only from a theoretical point of view, as is often the case, but also from an empirical one by presenting a series of studies focusing on particular questions and based on data-driven research. It explores properties of valency nouns in a variety of languages, including Bulgarian, Czech, German, Latin, Romanian, and Spanish. The specificity of this book consists in the diversity of the methodological approaches used. It includes empirical studies and it explores different theoretical frameworks: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), the Minimalist Program within Generative Grammar, Functional Generative Description (FGD), and Construction Grammar. Special attention is paid to deverbal nouns, but nouns expressing quantity and “compound-like” constructions involving relationship and interactivity are also dealt with.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Bulgarian (bul)
                            Czech (ces)
                            German (deu)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Romanian (ron)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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