This book contains an original analysis of the existential there-sentence from a philosophical-linguistic perspective. At its core is the claim that there-sentences' form is distinct from that of ordinary subject–predicate sentences, and that this fundamental difference explains the construction's unusual grammatical and discourse properties.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsPreface 1. Introduction 2. Feature-placing 3. Features 4. Placers 5. The Verb in There-sentences 6. Negation in There-sentences Conclusion ?