English Syntax and Argumentation / Edition 4

English Syntax and Argumentation / Edition 4

by Bas Aarts
ISBN-10:
0230361692
ISBN-13:
9780230361690
Pub. Date:
05/17/2013
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
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Overview

English Syntax and Argumentation / Edition 4

The new edition of this textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and syntactic argumentation. This edition is completely revised, with the chapter on X-bar syntax now split in two to give greater prominence to clauses. It also contains many new exercises, which are now graded in terms of level of difficulty. Each chapter has a section on suggested further reading material, and there is a bibliography and list of recommended reference works.

Author Biography: Bas Aarts is Reader in Modern English Language and Director of the Survey of English Usage at University College London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230361690
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 05/17/2013
Series: Palgrave Modern Linguistics Series
Edition description: 4th ed. 2013
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: FUNCTION AND FORM
1. Introduction
2. Function
3. From: words, word classes and phrases
4. More on form: clauses and sentences
5. The function-form interface
PART II: ELABORATION
6. Predicates, arguments and thematic roles
7. Cross-categorical generalisations: X-bar syntax
8. More on clauses
9. Movement
10. Tense, aspect and mood
PART III: ARGUMENTATION
11. Syntactic argumentation
12. Constituency: movement and substitution
13. Constituency: some additional tests
14. Predicates and arguments revisited
PART IV: APPLICATION
15. Information structuring
16. Grammatical indeterminacy
17. Case studies

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