By Alice G.B. ter Meulen, Werner Abraham
Within the modular layout of generative conception the syntax–semantics interface has accounted all alongside for meanings on the point of Logical shape. The syntax–pragmatics interface, nonetheless, is the results of what one could name the ‘pragmatic flip’ within the linguistic thought, the place content material is partitioned into given and new info. In different phrases, the structural department of the clause has been subjected to standards of data, or discourse constitution. either interfaces require a structurally descriptive stock whose particular shapes may be stimulated on theory-internal grounds in basic terms. the current choice of unique articles develops the idea that of those interfaces extra. The papers within the first part specialise in the syntax–semantics interface, these within the moment part at the syntax–pragmatics interface.