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date: 19 June 2019

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Role and Reference Grammar is a typologically grounded theory of grammar which strives to be both useful for linguists interested primarily in language description and for linguists concerned with the central theoretical issues in the field. This chapter presents the basics of the theory in the context of the questions that motivated it and of its implications for cognitive science.

Keywords: linking, lexical decomposition, grammatical relations, information structure, semantics, complex sentences, typology, endocentrism

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