ISBN-10:
0521635667
ISBN-13:
2900521635669
Pub. Date:
04/26/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Introduction to Syntax / Edition 1

Introduction to Syntax / Edition 1

by Robert D. van Valin, Jr
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ISBN-13: 2900521635669
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/26/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figuresix
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgementsxiv
Abbreviationsxv
1Syntax, lexical categories, and morphology1
1.0Introduction1
1.1Aspects of syntactic structure4
1.2Lexical categories6
1.3Morphology13
Notes and suggested readings17
Exercises17
2Grammatical relations21
2.0Introduction21
2.1Grammatical relations versus semantic roles22
2.2Properties of grammatical relations33
2.3Other systems of grammatical relations70
2.4Conclusion79
Notes and suggested readings79
Exercises80
3Dependency relations86
3.0Introduction86
3.1Syntactic dependencies87
3.2Dependency representations101
3.3Conclusion106
Notes and suggested readings107
Exercises107
4Constituent structure110
4.0Introduction110
4.1Constituents and their formal representation111
4.2The universality of form classes119
4.3An alternative schema for phrase structure122
4.4The structure of complex sentences133
4.5Constituent structure and grammatical relations137
Notes and suggested readings142
Exercises142
5Grammar and lexicon144
5.0Introduction144
5.1Phrase structure rules144
5.2The lexicon and subcategorization156
5.3Relational-dependency rules and lexicon162
5.4Concluding remarks168
Notes and suggested readings169
Exercises169
6Theories of syntax172
6.0Introduction172
6.1Relational Grammar173
6.2Lexical-Functional Grammar182
6.3Government-Binding Theory193
6.4Role and Reference Grammar205
6.5Summary218
6.6Other syntactic theories221
6.7Conclusion224
Notes and suggested readings225
Exercises225
References227
Language index234
Subject index236

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