Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.


627 Baldy Hall
(716) 645-0115


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Syntax, Language Acquisition, and Lakhota

Selected Publications

  • Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. (2016) “Functional linguistics: Communicative functions and language structure”. M. Aronoff & J. Rees-Miller (eds), The Handbook of Linguistics, Second edition. Chichester: Wiley. In press.
  • Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. (2016) “An overview of information structure in three Amazonian languages.” M.M.Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest & Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (eds.), Information Structuring of Spoken Language from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, 77-92. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Rainer Osswald and Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2014) “FrameNet, frame structure and the syntax-semantics interface”. In T. Gamerschlag et al. (eds.), Frames and concept types: Applications in language and philosophy (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 94), 125-56. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Anja Latrouite and Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2014) “Referentiality and telicity in Lakhota and Tagalog. In D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite & A. Ortmann (eds.), Meaning and grammar of nouns and verbs, 401-26. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.
  • Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. (2014) “Role and Reference Grammar”. In A. Carnie, Y. Sato, D. Siddiqi (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Syntax, 579-603. London: Routledge.
  • Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. and Ricardo Mairal Usón (2014) “Interfacing the lexicon and an ontology in a linking system”. In F. Gonzálvez García, F. Ruíz de Mendoza & M. Gómez González (eds.), Form and function in language: functional, cognitive and applied perspectives, 205-27. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Dejan Matić, Rik van Gijn & Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2014) “Information structure and reference tracking in complex sentences: An overview”. D. Matić, et al. (eds.), Information structure and reference tracking in complex sentences (Typological Studies in Language Series 105), 1-41. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2013) “Lexical representation, co-composition, and linking syntax and semantics”. James Pustejovsky, et al. (eds.), Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory, 67-107. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2013) “Head-marking languages and linguistic theory”. B. Bickel, L. A. Grenoble, D. A. Peterson, & A. Timberlake (Eds.), Language typology and historical contingency. In honor of Johanna Nichols, 91-124. Amsterdam: Benjamins.