A Critical Introduction to Syntax

A Critical Introduction to Syntax

by Jim Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826497047

ISBN-13: 9780826497048

Pub. Date: 03/17/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book introduces major areas of debate within the field of syntax:, constructions, grammar and semantics, configurationality, usage-based grammar, complexity, language acquisition. It highlights the application of the same concepts across different models of grammar. Real examples from spoken and written language and standard and non-standard language

Overview

This book introduces major areas of debate within the field of syntax:, constructions, grammar and semantics, configurationality, usage-based grammar, complexity, language acquisition. It highlights the application of the same concepts across different models of grammar. Real examples from spoken and written language and standard and non-standard language demonstrate how difficult it is to apply the concept of grammaticality and to provide reliable analyses, especially for spoken language.

Comprehensive, accessible and challenging, this book is essential reading for students taking introductory courses in syntax and syntactic theory, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826497048
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Linguistics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgments \ 1. Theory, Data and Analysis \ 2. Dependency Relations \ 3. Configurationality \ 4. Constructions \ 5. Grammaticality \ 6. Usage-based analysis \ 7. Grammar and Semantics: the get passive \ 8. Grammar and \ Semantics: wh words \ 9. Grammar and Semantics: parts-of-speech \ 10. Grammar and Semantics: thematic roles11. Language Complexity \ 12. First Language Acquisition \ Epilogue \ Bibliography \ Index

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