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Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach
     

Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach

by Robert D. Borsley
 

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An ideal introduction to a complex subject, this book introduces the theory which is at the heart of most approaches to syntax and considers how it has been developed within two broad frameworks: Government Binding Theory and Phrase Structure Grammar. The author takes an innovative approach, discussing these frameworks simultaneously in order to highlight their

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An ideal introduction to a complex subject, this book introduces the theory which is at the heart of most approaches to syntax and considers how it has been developed within two broad frameworks: Government Binding Theory and Phrase Structure Grammar. The author takes an innovative approach, discussing these frameworks simultaneously in order to highlight their similarities as well as differences in relation to specific topics. Generous diagrams and exercises enhance the book's value for students, providing and ideal introduction to a complex subject.

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"Borsley has given us a new kind of book: one that combines the best features of other introductory texts on syntax with serious discussion of alternatives to transformational grammar"—Professor Richard Hudson, University College, London, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713165432
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
07/18/1991
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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