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English Syntax

English Syntax

Paperback Published: 27th March 1995
ISBN: 9780262521987
Number Of Pages: 666
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"English Syntax" is an authoritative, self-contained introduction to the subject for students who have had no prior coursework in syntactic theory. The detailed revisions throughout this new edition are aimed at increasing its clarity and usefulness. There are changes in almost every chapter, including a large number of new exercises and several new subsections. In addition there are two new appendixes, the first sketching the relation of English syntax to the wider field of generative syntactic theory, the second summarizing the basic syntactic structures discussed in the body of the text. Specific changes include a fuller discussion, at the beginning of chapter 3, of the difference between complements and modifiers; a more systematic introduction to tree diagrams and what they express, at the end of chapter 3; a new subsection in chapter 4 on how to analyze complex structures; a new discussion of the general nature of missing-phrase constructions in chapter 9; a significant revision of the discussion of comparative clauses in chapter 12; a new discussion of the scope of negation in chapter 15; and, in chapter 16, a new discussion of practical strategies for analyzing conjoined structures.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introductionp. 1
The Field of English Syntaxp. 3
The Syntax of Phrases: Heads, Complements, and Subjectsp. 35
Major English Phrase Typesp. 37
Phrase-Internal Syntax: Heads and Their Complementsp. 59
Clauses as Complements and Subjectsp. 97
Noun Phrasesp. 147
Locative Phrases, Motion Phrases, and Particlesp. 191
Free Relative Clausesp. 203
Subjects of Phrasesp. 227
Passives and the Easy Constructionp. 255
The Syntax of Phrases: Modificationp. 289
Modification of Nouns and Noun Phrasesp. 291
Modification of Verb Phrases and Sentencesp. 337
Degree Modificationp. 375
Special Constructionsp. 423
Special Subject-Predicate Relationsp. 425
Special Sentence Typesp. 455
Some Topics in the Semantic Interpretation of Englishp. 477
Negationp. 479
Conjunction and Ellipsisp. 501
Time Relations and Aspectp. 527
Appendix A The Context of English Syntax: Epilogue with Referencesp. 585
Appendix B Summary of Basic Syntactic Structuresp. 615
Indexp. 635
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ISBN: 9780262521987
ISBN-10: 0262521989
Series: English Syntax
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 666
Published: 27th March 1995
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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