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Role and Reference Grammar as a Framework for Linguistic Analysis

Robert D. Van Valin

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199544004
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199544004.013.0028

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Role and Reference Grammar as a Framework for Linguistic Analysis

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Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) was inspired by both typological and theoretical concerns. The motivating questions for it were: What would a linguistic theory look like if it were based on the analysis of languages with diverse structures, such as Lakhota, Tagalog, Dyirbal, and Barai, rather than the analysis of English? How can the interaction of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in different grammatical systems be best captured and explained? This chapter is organized as follows. Section 28.2 discusses the organization of RRG. Section 28.3 describes the linking between syntax and semantics. Section 28.4 provides a brief summary.

Keywords: Reference Grammar; syntax; semantics

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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