Case, Word Order and Prominence

Interacting Cues in Language Production and Comprehension

  • Monique Lamers
  • Peter de Swart

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Udo Klein, Dolgor Guntsetseg, Klaus von Heusinger
    Pages 43-64
  3. Luming Wang, Matthias Schlesewsky, Markus Philipp, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
    Pages 91-119
  4. Stavros Skopeteas, Gisbert Fanselow, Rusudan Asatiani
    Pages 145-171
  5. Pavel Logačev, Shravan Vasishth
    Pages 187-216
  6. Kepa Erdocia, Itziar Laka, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells
    Pages 217-237
  7. Franziska Kretzschmar, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Adrian Staub, Dietmar Roehm, Matthias Schlesewsky
    Pages 239-271
  8. Clare J. Huxley, Janet F. McLean, Holly P. Branigan, Martin J. Pickering
    Pages 303-325
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-329

About this book


Language users access an array of information during the construction and interpretation of utterances, including grammatical rules and situational knowledge. The argument structure of verbs, which establishes the syntactic and semantic relationships between arguments, plays a key role in this process. This book reviews recent psycholinguistic and theoretical investigations into the interplay between structural syntactic relations and role semantics. It focuses on the interaction of case marking and word order with semantic prominence features, such as animacy, addressing the interaction of these different sorts of information from theoretical, time-insensitive and incremental perspectives or a combination thereof. Taking a broad cross-linguistic perspective, this book offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the interaction of case, word order and prominence with argument structure, and their effects on argument realization and interpretation in language.


Argument structure Case marking Grammatical rules Incremental processing Prominence Role semantics Transitivity Verb structure Word order

Editors and affiliations

  • Monique Lamers
    • 1
  • Peter de Swart
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Language & CommunicationVrij Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Center for Language & CognitionRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenNetherlands

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