English Grammar / Edition 1

English Grammar / Edition 1

by Liliane Haegeman, Jacqueline Gueron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631188398

ISBN-13: 9780631188391

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This book is intended primarily for undergraduate students of English, though it will also be useful for undergraduates in linguistics focusing on English. It shows how a restricted set of principles can account for a wide range of the phenomena of English syntax.

While the main focus of the book is empirical, it introduces important theoretical concepts:

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This book is intended primarily for undergraduate students of English, though it will also be useful for undergraduates in linguistics focusing on English. It shows how a restricted set of principles can account for a wide range of the phenomena of English syntax.

While the main focus of the book is empirical, it introduces important theoretical concepts: theta theory, X-bar theory, case theory, locality, binding theory, economy, full interpretation, functional projections. In doing so it prepares the student for more advanced theoretical work. The authors integrate many recent insights into the nature of syntactic structure into their discussion. They present information in a gradual way: hypotheses developed in early chapters are reviewed and modified in subsequent ones. The authors also pay attention to the relation between structure and interpretation and to language variation, and particularly to register variation. They include a wide range of diverse exercises, giving the student an opportunity for creative individual work on English.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631188391
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
686
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. The Structure of English Sentences.

2. Movement and Locality.

3. Developments in the Analysis of the Clause.

4. Aspects of the Syntax of Noun Phrases.

5. From Structure to Interpretation.

6. The New Comparative Syntax.

References.

Index.

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