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Grammar of Raising and Control : A Course in Syntactic Argumentation - William D. Davies

Grammar of Raising and Control

A Course in Syntactic Argumentation


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<i>The Grammar of Raising and Control </i>surveys analyses across a range of theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic Standard Theory analysis (1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program, and provides readers with a critical understanding of these, helping them in the process to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general. <br><li>Distills a very successful graduate course in syntax from two prominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of theoretical frameworks. <br><li>Provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of grammatical constructions as a means of examining the evolution of syntactic theory over the last thirty years. <br><li>Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments. <br><li>Includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to familiarize themselves with the original literature while also providing discussion of the theoretical context in which they were written. </li>

"The Grammar of Raising and Control is a remarkable book bymany criteria. I was extremely impressed by the skillful way inwhich it interweaves grammatical analysis with the history of thetreatment of two central grammatical constructions, at each pointzeroing in on how linguists go about arguing for structures andrules. This book belongs on the shelf of every syntactician andstudent of syntax."

Frederick J. Newmeyer, University ofWashington, Seattle

"This book will be appreciated both as a practical history ofcontemporary syntactic theory and as an innovative approach to theteaching of syntax. Its sharp and sustained focus on the interplayof data and theory makes it an especially valuable text."

Judith Aissen, University ofCalifornia at Santa Cruz



Part I: Classical Transformational Grammar: Laying the groundwork:.

Introduction: Building the foundations of a syntactic analysis.

1. Laying the empirical groundwork.

2. Transformational Grammar and Rosenbaum?s analysis.

3. Postal?s On Raising.

Excerpt from Postal 1974.

4. Extended Standard Theory: Chomsky?s Conditions on Transformations.

Excerpt from Chomsky 1973.

5. The On Raising Debates: Bresnan, Postal, and Bach.

Part II: Extensions and Reinterpretations of Standard Theory:.

Introduction: Branching paths of inquiry.

6. Relational Grammar? Perlmutter and Postal?s The Relational Succession Law.

Excerpt from Permutter & Postal 1972/83.

7. Revised Extended Standard Theory: Chomsky and Lasnik?s Filters and Control.

Excerpt from Chomsky & Lasnik 1977.

Part III: Government & Binding Theory:.

Introduction: The interaction of principles and possible analyses.

8. Chomsky?s Lectures on Government & Binding and the ECM analysis of Raising.

9. Development of and problems for the ECM account: Kayne 1981 and Cole & Hermon 1981.

Excerpt from Cole & Hermon 1981.

10. Are all these really raising constructions?: Cross-linguistic issues.

Part IV: The Minimalist Program:.

Introduction: Neo-Raising, Neo-ECM, and the Raising/Control distinction.

11. Functional projections and the rise of the Minimalist Program.

12. The return to a Raising to Object analysis.

Excerpt from Lasnik & Saito 1991.

13. The separation/unification of Raising/Control.



ISBN: 9780631233022
ISBN-10: 0631233024
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 17.17  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1