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Essays on Grammatical Theory and Universal Grammar - Doug Arnold

Essays on Grammatical Theory and Universal Grammar

By: Doug Arnold (Editor), Martin Atkinson (Editor), Jacques Durand (Editor), Claire Grover (Editor), Louisa Sadler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th September 1989
ISBN: 9780198242161
Number Of Pages: 320

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This volume brings together a variety of original contributions to grammatical theory by a number of leading linguists. Articles by John Anderson and Jim Miller address, in different ways, the semantic basis for syntactic relations, while the contribution from John Lyons develops a theme which underlies his work on notional grammar - that of the relationship between ontology and language. Detailed studies of particular constructions in one language are provided by articles by Pulman, on prepositional relatives in English, and by Radford, on exclamative particles in modern spoken French. The volume also contains a wealth of original work by leading figures in Universal Grammar, of interest to anyone working in grammatical theory: Bernard Comrie on reference tracking systems, Bob Dixon on grammatical relations, Greville Corbett on gender systems, and John Hawkins on the explanation of Language Universals.

Introduction; John Anderson: Reflections on notional grammar, with some remarks on its relevance to issues in the analysis of English and its history; Bernard Comrie: Some general properties of reference-tracking systems; Greville Corbett: An approach to the description of gender systems; R. M. W. Dixon: Subject and object in universal grammar; John A. Hawkins: Competence and performance in the explanation of language universals; John Lyons: Semantic ascent: A neglected aspect of syntactic typology; Jim Miller: Participant Roles, synonymy, and truth conditions; Steve Pulman: Prepositional relatives and syntactic marginality; Andrew Radford: The status of exclamative particles in modern spoken French; References; Index

ISBN: 9780198242161
ISBN-10: 0198242166
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th September 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.56