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A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories : Cambridge Studies in Linguistics - John M. Anderson

A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories

Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 28th April 1997
ISBN: 9780521580236
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book presents an innovative theory of syntactic categories and the lexical classes they define. It revives the traditional idea that these are to be distinguished notionally (semantically). The author proposes a notation based on semantic features that accounts for the syntactic behavior of classes. The book also presents a case for considering this classification--again in a rather traditional vein--to be basic to determining the syntactic structure of sentences.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Prelude
Notionalism
Analogism
Minimalism
Fundamentals of a Notional Theory
Syntactic categories and notional features
Relations between elements
Further categories: the role of feature dependencies
Markedness and category continuity
Cross-classification
Gradience and second-order categories
Secondary categories
Non-complements
The Syntax of Categories
Verbal valencies
The content of the functor category
The basic syntax of predications
The formation of ditransitives
Variation in argument structure
Verbals as arguments
The structure of primary arguments
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521580236
ISBN-10: 0521580234
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th April 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.71