Functional Approaches to Spanish Syntax: Lexical Semantics, Discourse and Transitivity

Functional Approaches to Spanish Syntax: Lexical Semantics, Discourse and Transitivity

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Functional Approaches to Spanish Syntax: Lexical Semantics, Discourse and Transitivity by J. Clements

The first usage-based approach of its kind, this volume contains twelve studies on key issues in Spanish syntax: word order, arguments, grammatical-relation marking, inalienable possession, ser and estar , adjective placement, small clauses and causatives. The studies are approached within a broad functionalist perspective. The studies strengthen the view that components of grammar intricately interact and that a usage-based approach to analyzing them offers new and insightful perspectives on some stubborn problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403994066
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

LLORENÇ COMAJOAN is Assistant Professor of Spanish, Middlebury College, USA
RICHARD J. FILE-MURIEL is in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
MARICHE EUGENIA GARCÍA-BAYONAS is Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
BELÉN LÓPEZ MEIRAMA is a Professor of Spanish, Universidad de Santiago, Galicia, Spain
CARMEN RUIZ-SÁNCHEZ is in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
VICTORIA VÁZQUEZ ROZAS is a Professor in the Department of Spanish, Universidad de Santiago, Galicia, Spain
RICHARD WINTERS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, University of Louisiana, La Fayette, USA

Table of Contents

List of Tables Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: J.C.Clements & J.Yoon Semantic and Discourse-Pragmatic Factors in Spanish Word Order; B.L.Meirama Continuity and Episodic Structure in Spanish Subject Reference; L.Comajoan Gustar -type verbs; V.V.Rozas Primary and Secondary Object Marking in Spanish; J.C.Clements Direct Objects in Spanish; J.C.Clements Transitivity and the Syntax of Inalienable Possession in Spanish; R.Winters Ser and estar in the Predicate Adjective Construction; J.C.Clements Spanish Adjective Position: Differences Between Written and Spoken Discourse; R.J.File-Muriel Adjective Placement and Noun Semantics in Spanish; M.E.García-Bayonas 'Juan salió contento' : Semantic Constraints on Small Clauses in Adjunct Position; J.Yoon Causative hacer and dejar ; C.Ruiz-Sánchez Index

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