English Syntax / Edition 2

English Syntax / Edition 2

by C. L. Baker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262521989

ISBN-13: 9780262521987

Pub. Date: 03/27/1995

Publisher: MIT Press

English Syntax is an authoritative, self-contained introduction to the subject for students who have had no prior coursework in syntactic theory. The detailed revisions throughout this new edition are aimed at increasing its clarity and usefulness. There are changes in almost every chapter,
including a large number of new exercises and several new

Overview

English Syntax is an authoritative, self-contained introduction to the subject for students who have had no prior coursework in syntactic theory. The detailed revisions throughout this new edition are aimed at increasing its clarity and usefulness. There are changes in almost every chapter,
including a large number of new exercises and several new subsections. In addition there are two new appendixes, the first sketching the relation of English syntax to the wider field of generative syntactic theory, the second summarizing the basic syntactic structures discussed in the body of the text.

Specific changes include a fuller discussion, at the beginning of chapter 3, of the difference between complements and modifiers; a more systematic introduction to tree diagrams and what they express, at the end of chapter 3; a new subsection in chapter
4 on how to analyze complex structures; a new discussion of the general nature of missing-phrase constructions in chapter 9; a significant revision of the discussion of comparative clauses in chapter 12; a new discussion of the scope of negation in chapter 15; and, in chapter 16, a new discussion of practical strategies for analyzing conjoined structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262521987
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/27/1995
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
666
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
The SyntaX of Phrases: Heads, Complements, and Subjects
The SyntaX of Phrases: Modification
Special Constructions
Some Topics in the Semantic Interpretation of English
Appendices:
The ConteXt of English SyntaX: Epilogue with References
Summary of Basic Syntactic Structures
IndeX

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