The Cambridge Handbook of Role and Reference Grammar

Delia Bentley (Editor), Ricardo Mairal-Usón (Editor), Wataru Nakamura (Editor), Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (Editor)

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Role and Reference Grammar is a theory of language in which linguistic structures are accounted for in terms of the interplay of discourse, semantics and syntax. With contributions from a team of leading scholars, this Handbook provides a field-defining overview of RRG. Assuming no prior knowledge, it introduces the framework step by step, and includes a pedagogical guide for instructors. It features in-depth discussions of syntax, morphology and lexical semantics, including treatments of lexical and grammatical categories, the syntax of simple clauses and complex sentences, and how the linking of syntax with semantics and discourse works in each of these domains. It illustrates RRG's contribution to the study of language acquisition, language change and processing, computational linguistics and neurolinguistics, and also contains five grammatical sketches.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-107-13045-6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2023


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