English Syntax / Edition 2

English Syntax / Edition 2

by C. L. Baker
     
 

An authoritative, self-contained introduction to the subject for students who have had no prior coursework in syntactic theory.See more details below

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An authoritative, self-contained introduction to the subject for students who have had no prior coursework in syntactic theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262521987
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/27/1995
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
665
Sales rank:
1,458,020
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Pt. IIntroduction1
Ch. 1The Field of English Syntax3
Pt. IIThe Syntax of Phrases: Heads, Complements, and Subjects35
Ch. 2Major English Phrase Types37
Ch. 3Phrase-Internal Syntax: Heads and Their Complements59
Ch. 4Clauses as Complements and Subjects97
Ch. 5Noun Phrases147
Ch. 6Locative Phrases, Motion Phrases, and Particles191
Ch. 7Free Relative Clauses203
Ch. 8Subjects of Phrases227
Ch. 9Passives and the Easy Construction255
Pt. IIIThe Syntax of Phrases: Modification289
Ch. 10Modification of Nouns and Noun Phrases291
Ch. 11Modification of Verb Phrases and Sentences337
Ch. 12Degree Modification375
Pt. IVSpecial Constructions423
Ch. 13Special Subject-Predicate Relations425
Ch. 14Special Sentence Types455
Pt. VSome Topics in the Semantic Interpretation of English477
Ch. 15Negation479
Ch. 16Conjunction and Ellipsis501
Ch. 17Time Relations and Aspect527
Appendix A The Context of English Syntax: Epilogue with References585
Appendix B Summary of Basic Syntactic Structures615
Index635

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