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Case, Word Order and Prominence

Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension

Lamers, Monique, de Swart, Peter (Eds.)

2012, XVI, 332 p.

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  • Considers the interactions between different types of information
  • Takes into account both production and comprehension
  • Presents a combination of psycholinguistic and theoretical approaches
  • Takes a broad cross-linguistic perspective
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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Argument structure - Case marking - Grammatical rules - Incremental processing - Prominence - Role semantics - Transitivity - Verb structure - Word order

Related subjects » Linguistics

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reface .- Contributors .- List of Abbreviations .- 1. The Interaction of Case, Word Order and Prominence: Language Production and Comprehension in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, Monique J. A. Lamers and Peter de Swart .- 2. A Lexical-functional Account of Spanish Dative Usage, Raúl Aranovich .- 3. Case in Conflict: Embedded Subjects in Mongolian, Udo Klein, Dolgor Guntsetseg, and Klaus von Heusinger .- 4. Animacy, Generalized Semantic Roles, and Differential Object Marking, Beatrice Primus .- 5. The Role of Animacy in Online Argument Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese, Luming Wang, Matthias Schlesewsky, Markus Philipp, and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky .- 6. Argument Linearization in Dutch: a Multi-factorial Approach, Monique J.A. Lamers .- 7. Case Inversion in Georgian: Syntactic Properties and Sentence Processing, Stavros Skopeteas, Gisbert Fanselow , and Rusudan Asatiani .- 8. The Impact of Case and Prosody on the Availability of Argument Structures, Sandra Pappert and Thomas Pechmann .- 9. Case Matching and Conflicting Bindings Interference, Pavel Logačev and Shravan Vasishth .- 10. Processing Verb Medial Word Orders in a Verb Final Language, Kepa Erdocia, Itziar Laka, and Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells .- 11. Prominence Facilitates Ambiguity Resolution: On the Interaction between Referentiality, Thematic Roles and Word Order in Syntactic Reanalysis, Franziska Kretzschmar, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Adrian Staub, Dietmar Roehm, and Matthias Schlesewsky .- 12. Grammar- versus Frequency-driven Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: The Case of Double-Object Constructions, Jana Häussler and Markus Bader .- 13. Lexical Preference and Global Structure Contributions to Syntactic Choice in Sentence Production, Clare J. Huxley, Janet F. McLean, Holly P. Branigan, and Martin J. Pickering .- Combined Index

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