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Radical Construction Grammar Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0198299540

ISBN-13: 9780198299547

Edition: 2001

Authors: William Croft

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Radical Construction Grammar presents a profound critique of syntactic theory and argumentation, and offers a genuinely new approach to syntax based on the fact of grammatical diversity. Recent syntactic theories are essentially formal models for the representation of grammatical knowledge and posit complex syntactic structures in the analysis of sentences. The result has been a endless cycle of new and revised theories of syntactic representation. Radical Construction Grammar argues that this approach to syntax is incompatible with the grammatical variation found within and across languages. This book defends three fundamental theses: (i) constructions are the primitive units of syntactic…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Syntactic Argumentation and Radical Construction Grammar
Against Syntactic Categories as Theoretical Primitives
Parts of Speech
Syntactic Categories and Semantic Relativity
Grammatical Relations/Syntactic Roles
Dependency, Constituency, and Linear Order
Against Syntactic Relations
A Radical Approach to Syntactic Relations
Heads, Complements, and Adjuncts
The Voice Continuum
Against Universal Syntactic Constructions
The Coordination-Subordination Continuum
Syntactic Theory and the Theory of Language