English Syntax and Argumentation (Second Edition) / Edition 2

English Syntax and Argumentation (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by Bas Aarts
     
 

This textbook on syntax gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure, and at the same time acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argumentation. This new edition is completely revised, with the chapter on X-bar syntax now split in two to give greater prominence to clauses. It also contains many new exercises, which are now graded

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This textbook on syntax gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure, and at the same time acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argumentation. This new edition is completely revised, with the chapter on X-bar syntax now split in two to give greater prominence to clauses. It also contains many new exercises, which are now graded in terms of level of difficulty. Each chapter has a section on suggested further reading material, and there is a bibliography and list of recommended reference works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333949863
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Series:
Modern Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Function8
Ch. 3Form: Words, Word Classes and Phrases23
Ch. 4More on Form: Clauses and Sentences50
Ch. 5The Function-Form Interface66
Ch. 6Predicates, Arguments and Thematic Roles85
Ch. 7Cross-Categorial Generalisations: X-bar Syntax97
Ch. 8Movement130
Ch. 9Syntactic Argumentation157
Ch. 10Constituency: Movement and Substitution179
Ch. 11Constituency: Some Additional Tests209
Ch. 12Predicates and Arguments Revisited227
Ch. 13Case Studies243
Glossary274
Reference Works: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Grammars287
Bibliography291
Index293

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