What is the level of complexity of sentences and utterances? How do they relate to schemata? In the context of these questions, the book explores the basic elements in the relationship between the language system and linguistic usage and the basic analytic units in syntax. The handbook thereby bridges competency-based and performance-based approaches and also incorporates research on sign language and gesture.
Christa Dürscheid, Zurich University, Switzerland; Jan Georg Schneider, Koblenz-Landau University, Germany.