English Syntax and Argumentation, Third Edtion / Edition 3

English Syntax and Argumentation, Third Edtion / Edition 3

by Bas Aarts
     
 

This successful textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argument. Now updated and expanded, the third edition features an additional chapter on grammatical indeterminacy, a case study on subordinating conjunctions and prepositions, and new exercises.

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This successful textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argument. Now updated and expanded, the third edition features an additional chapter on grammatical indeterminacy, a case study on subordinating conjunctions and prepositions, and new exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230551206
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Series:
Palgrave Modern Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Function and form

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

Ch. 2 Function 8

Ch. 3 Form: words, word classes and phrases 24

Ch. 4 More on form: clauses and sentences 52

Ch. 5 The function-form interface 69

Pt. II Elaboration

Ch. 6 Predicates, arguments and thematic roles 89

Ch. 7 Cross-categorical generalisations: x-bar syntax 101

Ch. 8 More on clauses 126

Ch. 9 Movement 139

Pt. III Argumentation 167

Ch. 10 Syntactic argumentation 167

Ch. 11 Constituency: movement substitution 189

Ch. 12 Constituency: some additional texts 213

Ch. 13 Predicates and arguments revisited 236

Pt. IV Application

Ch. 14 Grammatical indeterminacy 253

Ch. 15 Case studies 263

Glossary 293

Reference works: dictionaries, encyclopedias. grammars and other publications on the English language 307

Bibliography 313

Index 317

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