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Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure: Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure
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SYNTAX: A LINGUISTIC INTRODUCTION TO SENTENCE STRUCTURE: LINGUISTIC INTRODUCTION TO SENTENCE STRUCTURE

PAPERBACK BY BROWN, KEITH; MILLER, JIM

£33.99

ISBN
9780415084215
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ROUTLEDGE
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
396 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
16 MAY 1991

DESCRIPTION

The second edition of this invaluable introductory text takes account of developments in syntactic studies. Dealing with the whole range of syntax, this book explains, in a lucid and approachable way, why linguists have adopted certain solutions to problems and not others. This book introduces the basic concepts used in the description of syntax, independently of any single model of grammar. Profusely illustrated with diagrams, there are sets of exercises for every chapter which can be used in class or by students working independently.

CONTENTS

Preface; Introduction Part 1: Constituent Structure Constituent Structure Form Classes Constituent Structure Grammar Some Verb Classes in English Formal Grammars Optional and Obligatory Constituents Selection Restrictions Relations between Sentences Embedding and Recursion The Sentence Part 2: Morphology Words and Morphemes Morphemes and Morphs The Analysis of Words The Order of Morphs and the Order of Morphemes Lexical Morphology Form Classes and Grammatical Categories Part 3: Functional Relations Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic Relations in Syntax Processes and Participants Subjects, Objects, Complements and Adjuncts Theme, Rheme and End Focus; Topic and Comment; given and new Postscript; Further Reading; References; Index