An Introduction to the Principles of Transformational Syntax / Edition 1

An Introduction to the Principles of Transformational Syntax / Edition 1

by Adrian Akmajian, Frank Heny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262510227

ISBN-13: 9780262510226

Pub. Date: 06/01/1980

Publisher: MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262510226
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/01/1980
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
An Informal Introduction to Syntactic Argumentation
1(22)
Tag Questions: An Introduction
1(8)
The Auxiliary Verb Do
9(6)
The Significance of Linguistic Rules
15(8)
Exercises
20(2)
Suggested Readings
22(1)
Basic Sentence Structure
23(53)
The Existence of Syntactic Structure
23(7)
Toward a Unified Account of Basic Sentence Structure
30(11)
Phrase Structure Rules for the English Noun Phrase
41(10)
The Lexicon and Lexical Insertion
51(10)
Phrase Structure Grammars: Technical Summary
61(4)
The English Auxiliary System: Work Section
65(4)
Exercises
69(6)
Suggested Readings
75(1)
The Need for Transformations
76(33)
The English Auxiliary: A First Pass
76(2)
The Auxiliary in Yes/No Questions
78(6)
Three Criteria of Adequacy
84(2)
The Question Transformation
86(2)
The Passive Transformation
88(7)
The Interaction of the Passive and Question Rules
95(14)
Exercises
104(4)
Suggested Readings
108(1)
The Structure of the English Auxiliary
109(31)
The Problem of Auxiliary Do
109(2)
The Internal Structure of the Auxiliary
111(9)
Do Support
120(7)
The Ordering of the Passive and Question Transforamtions
127(4)
An Alternative Account of Auxiliary Do (Optional Section)
131(9)
Exercises
135(4)
Suggesting Readings
139(1)
Formalizing Transformational Rules
140(43)
The Passive Transformation
140(4)
The Problem of Derived Structure
144(6)
Further Problems of Derived Structure: The Placement of the Passive Auxiliary Be
150(4)
The Question Transformation Stated Formally
154(5)
Formalizing Rules Utlizing Features: Reflexivization
159(5)
Work Section: There Insertion
164(19)
Exercises
176(5)
Suggested Readings
181(2)
Ordering Simple Transforamtional Rules
183(47)
Ordering the Transformations
183(36)
Dative Movement/Passive
183(3)
Passive/Negative Insertion/Contraction
186(3)
Negative Insertion and Contraction/Question
189(6)
Passive/There Insertion/Negative Insertion/Question
195(2)
Passive/Number Agreement/There Insertion
197(4)
Affix Hopping/Do Support
201(1)
The Tag Rule
202(17)
Appendix: Ordered List of Transforamtions
219(11)
Exercises
223(5)
Suggested Readings
228(2)
Deletion, Recoverability, and Meaning
230(36)
Summary of Transformational Operations
230(3)
Movement
230(1)
Copying
231(1)
Insertion
232(1)
Deletion
233(1)
The Imperative Transformation
233(3)
The Katz-Postal Hypothesis
236(8)
Agent Deletion
244(5)
Deletion under Identity
249(8)
The Status of the Constituent VP
257(9)
Exercises
259(5)
Suggested Readings
264(2)
An Introduction to Sentence Embedding
266(43)
Sentence Embedding under NP
266(13)
Extraposition and It Deletion
279(7)
The Complementizers That, For-To, and Poss-Ing
286(11)
Reduced Complements: Equi NP Deletion
297(12)
Exercises
303(4)
Suggested Readings
307(2)
Equi, Raising, and Verb Classes
309(47)
The Problem of the Verb Force
309(11)
An Analysis of Force
320(3)
Obligatory Equi with Force
323(5)
Raising to Object (Believe)
328(11)
More Verb Classes
339(7)
Appendix: A Review of the Evidence
346(10)
Exercises
351(3)
Suggested Readings
354(2)
Complex Ordering of Rules
356(43)
The Cycle
356(13)
Last-Cyclic Rules
369(3)
WH Foronting
372(6)
The Position of WH Fronting in the Cycle
378(6)
Cyclic WH Fronting: Embedded Questions
384(6)
A Note on Relative Clauses
390(2)
Appendix: List of Ordered Rules
392(7)
Exercises
393(4)
Suggested Readings
397(2)
Bibliography 399(8)
Index 407(12)
Index of Symbols 419

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