Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context

Studies in honor of Knud Lambrecht

Stacey Katz Bourns | Harvard University
Lindsy L. Myers | University of Missouri, Kansas City
ISBN 9789027256492 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270597 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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In this tribute to Knud Lambrecht, a pioneer of Information Structure, a diverse group of scholars examines the intersection of syntax, discourse, pragmatics, and semantics. The six chapters in the first section of the volume consider issues of grammar with new theoretical and applied insights, pertaining to grammatical constructions such as left dislocation, unaccusatives, null complements, and passives. While the first half of the book presents studies involving a range of languages from Russian to Irish to Italian, the second section is dedicated to papers focused on French. These five chapters feature the application of Construction Grammar and/or Information Structure frameworks to prosody and second language processing, as well as to several distinctive spoken French constructions: clefts, left dislocations, and interrogatives. Collectively, this book offers substantial reading for those interested in the juncture of structure and context, notably a critical take on the important legacy of a preeminent linguist.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 244] 2014.  xv, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Inspired, intellectually stimulating, innovative research, which is not just true to the spirit of Lambrecht’s contributions to linguistics by bringing together structure, meaning, and interaction, but which further extends his ideas into new ways of connecting grammar and context. A volume well worth reading!”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013048250 | Marc record