Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Case, Word Order and Prominence

Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension

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

  • 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
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Language users have access to several sources of information during the build up of a meaningful construction. These include grammatical rules, situational knowledge, and general world knowledge. A central role in this process is played by the argument structure of verbs, which establishes the syntactic and semantic relationships between arguments. This book provides an overview of recent psycholinguistic and theoretical investigations on the interplay between structural syntactic relations and role semantics. The focus herein lies on the interaction of case marking and word order with semantic prominence features, such as animacy and definiteness. The interaction of these different sorts of information is addressed from theoretical, time-insensitive, and incremental perspectives, or a combination of these. Taking a broad cross-linguistic perspective, this book bridges the gap between theoretical and psycholinguistic approaches to argument structure.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Animacy, Generalized Semantic Roles, and Differential Object Marking

    Beatrice Primus

    Pages 65-90

  • The Impact of Case and Prosody on the Availability of Argument Structures

    Sandra Pappert, Thomas Pechmann

    Pages 173-186

  • 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, Matthias Schlesewsky

    Pages 239-271

  • Lexical Preference and Global Structure Contributions to Syntactic Choice in Sentence Production

    Clare J. Huxley, Janet F. McLean, Holly P. Branigan, et al.

    Pages 303-325

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Case, Word Order and Prominence
Book Subtitle
Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension
Editors
  • Monique Lamers
  • Peter de Swart
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1463-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1463-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1462-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3750-1
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 332
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