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Title: Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Written By: Robert D Van Valin

While all languages can achieve the same basic communicative ends, they
each use different means to achieve them, particularly in the divergent
ways that syntax, semantics and pragmatics interact across languages.
Written within the framework of Role and Reference Grammar, which proposes
a set of rules to link semantic and syntactic relations to each other,
this book discusses in detail how structure, meaning, and communicative
function interact in human languages. Clearly written and comprehensive,
it will be welcomed by all those working on the interface between syntax,
semantics and pragmatics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521811791
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 330
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052101056X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 330
Prices: U.S. $ 34.99