This volume presents a revised edition of the 1984/1990 edition. It provides an explicit account of the more formal aspects of syntax structure, such as constituency, hierarchy, grammatical relations, clause-union, finiteness and syntactic control. Topics covered include the lexicon - words and morphemes, simple verbal clauses and argument structure, grammatical relations and case-marking systems, word order, negation, referential coherence, and tense, aspect and modality.
1. Preface, pxv; 2. 1. The functional approach to language and the typological approach to grammar, p1; 3. 2. The lexicon: Words and morphemes, p43; 4. 3. Simple verbal clauses and argument structure, p105; 5. 4. Grammatical relations and case-marking systems, p173; 6. 5. Word order, p233; 7. 6. Tense, aspect and modality I: Functional organization, p285; 8. 7. Tense, aspect and modality II: Typological organization, p337; 9. 8. Negation, p369; 10. 9 Referential coherence I: Pronouns and grammatical agreement, p399; 11. 10. Referential coherence II: Reference and definiteness, p437; 12. Bibliography, p479; 13. Index, p493
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Number Of Pages: 518
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 1.0