Grammatical Constructions at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Starting date
September 1, 2013
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Lorenzetti Maria Ivana
construction, variation, transitivity

This project focuses on the analyis of grammatical constructions with the goal of studying the interaction between variation in argument structure and the emergent meaning, with particular reference to the phenomenon of the null instantiation of the object.

Questo progetto riguarda l'analisi di costruzioni grammaticali con lo scopo di osservare l’interazione tra variazione nella struttura argomentale ed implicazioni a livello pragmatico, con particolare riferimento al fenomeno della null instantiation of the object.

Importo previsto per le missioni: euro 3000


Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Assistant Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Lingua e linguistica inglese
English Discourse Analysis and Text Linguistics
Lingua e linguistica inglese
English Linguistics Areas Metaphor
Lingua e linguistica inglese
Grammar and Syntax – Grammatik und Syntax
Lingua e linguistica inglese
Lexicology and Lexicography
Title Authors Year
The Null Instantiation of the Object. A Phenomenon at the Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Lorenzetti, Maria Ivana 2012


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