Knud Lambrecht

List of John Benjamins publications for which Knud Lambrecht plays a role.


Subjects Pragmatics | Romance linguistics | Syntax


Lambrecht, Knud 2010 Constraints on subject-focus mapping in French and English: A contrastive analysisComparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure, Breul, Carsten and Edward Göbbel (eds.), pp. 77–100 | Article
Grammars reflect universal constraints on the mappings between the information structure of propositions and the formal structure of sentences. These constraints restrict the possible linkings between pragmatic relations (topic vs. focus), pragmatic properties (given vs. new), semantic roles (agent… read more
Lambrecht, Knud, Julia Bordeaux and Robert Reichle 2006 Cognitive Constraints on Assertion Scope: The Case of Spoken French Parce queNew Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 143 ff. | Article
Cross-linguistic studies have shown that various adverbial subordinating conjunctions can also function to introduce independent assertions. In the domain of causal conjunctions, there is a striking cross-linguistic trend for subordinating ‘because’ to supersede the corresponding coordinating… read more
Lambrecht, Knud and Kevin Lemoine 2005 1. Definite null objects in (spoken) French: A Construction-Grammar accountGrammatical Constructions: Back to the roots, Fried, Mirjam and Hans C. Boas (eds.), pp. 13–55 | Chapter
This paper is concerned with the cross-linguistic expression of a universal information-structure category called the ‘thetic’ or ‘sentence-focus’ (SF) category. The SF category differs from the unmarked ‘predicate-focus’ (PF) or ‘categorical’ category by the absence of a topic-comment relation… read more
Lambrecht, Knud 1988 Presentational cleft constructions in spoken FrenchClause Combining in Grammar and Discourse, Haiman, John and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 135 ff. | Article