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Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach
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SYNTACTIC THEORY: A UNIFIED APPROACH

PAPERBACK BY BORSLEY, ROBERT D.

£26.99

ISBN
9780340706107
IMPRINT
HODDER ARNOLD
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 APR 1999

DESCRIPTION

Syntactic theory is central to the study of language. This innovative book introduces the ideas which underlie most approaches to syntax and shows how they have been developed within two broad frameworks: principles and parameters theory and phrase structure grammar. While other texts either concentrate on one theory or treat them as totally separate, here both approaches are introduced together, highlighting the similarities as well as the differences. Thoroughly updated in the light of major recent developments, this second edition includes expanded explanations of the main characteristics of the two theories, summaries of the main features, exercises reinforcing key points and suggestions for further investigation.

CONTENTS

Preliminaries Constituent structure Syntactic rules Syntactic categories Heads and complements Subjects and predicates Anaphora Noncanonical complements and subjects Grammatical functions Passives Raising sentences Control Wh-dependencies Island constraints.