Forthcoming: Complementizers on edge: On the boundaries between syntax and pragmatics in Ibero-Romance

Anna Kocher  

Synopsis

This book offers a comparative perspective on the structural and interpretive properties of root-clause complementizers in Ibero-Romance. The driving question the author seeks to answer is where the boundaries between syntax and pragmatics lie in these languages. Contrary to most previous work on these phenomena, the author argues in favor of a relatively strict distribution of labor between the two components of grammar. The first part of the book is devoted to root complementizers with a reportative interpretation. The second part deals with root complementizers and commitment attribution. Finally, the last part presents the results of empirical studies on the topic.

Author Biography

Anna Kocher

Anna Kocher holds a position as a Junior Professor at KU Eichstätt, which she joined following her graduate studies and a post-doctoral position at Universität Wien. In her research she focuses on pragmatics and syntax of Ibero-Romance languages.

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May 4, 2022
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Kocher, Anna. Forthcoming. Complementizers on edge: On the boundaries between syntax and pragmatics in Ibero-Romance. (Open Romance Linguistics 1). Berlin: Language Science Press.

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