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Syntax Structure, Meaning, and Function

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ISBN-10: 0521499151

ISBN-13: 9780521499156

Edition: 1997

Authors: Robert D. van Valin, Randy J. LaPolla, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie

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This introduction to syntactic theory and analysis presents syntactic phenomena from a wide range of languages and explains to students the major typological issues that syntactic theories must address. It includes a number of exercises.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

1. The goals of linguistic theory; 2. Syntactic structure I: simple clauses and noun phrases; 3. Semantic representation I: verbs and arguments; 4. Semantic representation II: macroroles, the lexicon and noun phrases; 5. Information structure; 6. Grammatical relations; 7. Linking syntax and semantics in simple sentences; 8. Syntactic structure II: complex sentences and noun phrases; 9. Linking syntax and semantics in complex sentences; Epilogue: the goals of linguistic theory revisited; Notes; References.