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Preferred argument structure grammar as architecture for function by John W. Du Bois

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Published by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Comparative and general Grammar,
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES,
  • Linguistics,
  • Argument structure,
  • Grammaire compare e et ge ne rale,
  • Syntax,
  • Grammar & Punctuation,
  • Grama tica comparada

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Preferred Argument Structure offers a profound insight into the relationship between language use and grammatical structure. In his original publication on Preferred Argument Structure, Du Bois (1987) demonstrated the power of this perspective by using it to explain the origins of ergativity and ergative marking systems. Since this work, the general applicability of Preferred Argument Structure has been demonstrated in studies of language after language. In this collection, the authors move beyond verifying Preferred Argument Structure as a property of a given language. They use the methodolog.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by John W. Du Bois, Lorraine E. Kumpf, William J. Ashby
SeriesStudies in discourse and grammar -- v. 14, Studies in discourse and grammar -- v. 14.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP151 .P74 2003eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (vi, 458 p.) :
Number of Pages458
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25547424M
ISBN 109027296138
ISBN 109789027296139
OCLC/WorldCa302708989

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What is the preferred argument structure in terms of number and type of arguments contained per clause in the oral and written Arabic narrative? Methodology: Subject. Data used in this study are taken from 10 Saudi Arabic speakers, 4 males and 6 females. Their ages range from18 to Preferred Argument Structure is a term introduced by Du Bois () for a set of universal statistical tendencies of (or "constraints on") argument distribution in discourse (see also Du Bois et al. (ed.) ). The four tendencies/constraints identified by Du Bois are . Preferred Argument Structure: Grammar As Architecture for Function (Studies in Discourse and Grammar) | John W. Du Bois, Lorraine Edith Kumpf, William J. Ashby | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. This study investigated whether Preferred Argument Structure (Du Bois, ) is characteristic of early child Mandarin (2;;1), and whether the patterns observed in child Mandarin can be.

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Preferred argument structure in the narratives of Chinese-English bilinguals and their monolingual peers. International Journal of Bilingualism pp. ff. SHIBASAKI, REIJIROU. Preferred Argument Structure offers a profound insight into the relationship between language use and grammatical structure. In his original publication on Preferred Argument Structure, Du Bois () demonstrated the power of this perspective by using it to explain the origins of ergativity and ergative marking systems. Since this work, the general applicability of Preferred Argument. Preferred argument structure (PAS) refers to the observed tendency for speakers to avoid expressing more than one lexical argument or more than one piece of new information in a clause, and the. The structure (3) indicates that in the unmarked word order situation which does not involve post-predicate NPs (Japanese is a typical verb-final language) and as a maximal preferred surface structure, one clause consists of an S or O overt argument followed by Cited by: 8.