Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
The second edition of this invaluable introductory text takes account of developments in syntactic studies. Dealing with the whole range of syntax, this book explains, in a lucid and approachable way, why linguists have adopted certain solutions to problems and not others.
This book introduces the basic concepts used in the description of syntax, independently of any single model of grammar. Profusely illustrated with diagrams, there are sets of exercises for every chapter which can be used in class or by students working independently.
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction Part 1: Constituent Structure Constituent Structure Form Classes Constituent Structure Grammar Some Verb Classes in English Formal Grammars Optional and Obligatory Constituents Selection Restrictions Relations between Sentences Embedding and Recursion The
Sentence Part 2: Morphology Words and Morphemes Morphemes and Morphs The Analysis of Words The Order of Morphs and the Order of Morphemes Lexical Morphology Form Classes and Grammatical Categories Part 3: Functional Relations Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic Relations in Syntax Processes and
Participants Subjects, Objects, Complements and Adjuncts Theme, Rheme and End Focus; Topic and Comment; given and new Postscript; Further Reading; References; Index
be read with profit not only by those interested in language, but also those with literary interests (N.F. Blake Lore and Language)