Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.

  • Essentials of Grammatical Theory: A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology book cover

    Essentials of Grammatical Theory

    A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology, 1st Edition

    By D. J. Allerton

    The aim of this book, first published in 1979, is to provide a sound basic introduction to the study of grammar within linguistics. The work concentrates primarily on the core of grammatical theory rather than a single narrow theoretical viewpoint. After introductory chapters on the study of…

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  • Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation book cover

    Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Robin Clark

    In recent years, lexical argument structure, in the guise of thematic roles, has come to play an increasingly important part in syntactic theory. The first part of this book, first published in 1990, explores the interplay between thematic role assignment and movement processes, with particular…

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  • Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb book cover

    Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

    1st Edition

    By David Kilby

    Intended for advanced students and researchers in linguistics, Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb, first published in 1984, focuses on the syntax of the English verb and notions of tense/aspect, transivity, passive, phrasal verb constructions, nominalisations and complement sentence types are…

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  • The Syntax of Coordination book cover

    The Syntax of Coordination

    1st Edition

    By Robert R. van Oirsouw

    Coordination is a syntactic construction which occurs in most languages. In the past, it has been a fruitful area of research, but also a controversial one. Arguments from coordination have been used in support of transformations, and against phrase-structure rules, but also in support of…

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  • Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax book cover

    Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Susan Price

    This study, first published in 1990, presents a comprehensive description of the comparative constructions of Spanish and French, and shows that the apparently numerous differences in their syntactic realisations can be accounted for by general constraints on the expression of comparison. There is…

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  • Welsh Syntax: A Government-Binding Approach book cover

    Welsh Syntax

    A Government-Binding Approach, 1st Edition

    By Louisa Sadler

    This book, first published in 1988, proposes an analysis of Welsh syntax within the theory of Government and Binding (GB). The main focus of the study is the theory of empty elements and the role of agreement phenomena in relation to empty categories. The study of the Celtic family of languages…

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  • Evidence for Multiattachment in K'ekchi Mayan book cover

    Evidence for Multiattachment in K'ekchi Mayan

    1st Edition

    By Ava Berinstein

    This study, first published in 1985, analyses aspects of the syntax of K’ekchi, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. Working in the framework of Relational Grammar, the author finds evidence for the constructions of Passive, Antipassive and 2-3 Retreat and provides formulations for the principles…

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  • Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax book cover

    Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Gilles Fauconnier

    This title, first published in 1979, centres on control and binding in networks of anaphora. A wide variety of phenomena which are superficially global rather than local processes are examined, and the study deals directly with aspects of natural logic and finds its empirical motivation in concrete…

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  • Morphology and Universals in Syntactic Change: Evidence from Medieval and Modern Greek book cover

    Morphology and Universals in Syntactic Change

    Evidence from Medieval and Modern Greek, 1st Edition

    By Brian D. Joseph

    This book, first published in 1990, is a study of both the specific syntactic changes in the more recent stages of Greek and of the nature of syntactic change in general. Guided by the constraints and principles of Universal Grammar, this hypothesis of this study allows for an understanding of how…

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  • The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions book cover

    The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

    1st Edition

    By Paul Hirschbühler

    This title, first published in 1985, provides a detailed analysis of aspects of the semantics and the syntax of some wh-constructions. The first part of the book deals with the semantics of questions, whilst the other part discusses the syntax of que and quoi (what) in questions in French and the…

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  • Topics in French Syntax book cover

    Topics in French Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Géraldine Legendre

    The main goal of this study, first published in 1994, is to present a substantial part of the grammar of French. This goal is achieved by bringing together two aspects of syntactic investigation. First, the study focuses on a vast range of French clausal phenomena, including Object Raising…

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  • The Syntax of the Albanian Verb Complex book cover

    The Syntax of the Albanian Verb Complex

    1st Edition

    By Philip L. Hubbard

    This work, first published in 1985, is an analysis of the syntax of the Albanian verb complex. The term "verb complex" is defined here as the verb stem and its conjugational endings, together with the perfect auxiliaries and verb clitics. In a wider sense the verb includes the verb and its central…

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  • An Introduction to Transformational Syntax book cover

    An Introduction to Transformational Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Roger Fowler

    Transformational syntax is an analytic technique of grammatical description which has exciting psychological and philosophical ramifications inspiring creative research into the conceptual powers and behaviour of man. In this book, first published in 1971, the author suggests that the techniques of…

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  • Studies in the Syntax of Relative and Comparative Causes book cover

    Studies in the Syntax of Relative and Comparative Causes

    1st Edition

    By Avery D. Andrews III

    This title, first published in 1985, is an investigation of certain aspects of the syntax of relative and comparative clauses. The author provides a typological survey of relative clauses in the languages of the world which serves both to convey a general impression of what relative clauses are…

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  • Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds book cover

    Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds

    1st Edition

    By Gennaro Chierchia

    This title, first published in 1988, is an inquiry into the nature of predication in natural language. The study is based on the hypothesis that infinitives and gerunds are not clausal or propositional constructions and attempts to provide support for such a hypothesis, whilst also drawing from…

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  • Theory of Complementation in English Syntax book cover

    Theory of Complementation in English Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Joan Bresnan

    The subject of this study, first published in 1979, is the role of the complementizer in English syntax and its implications for syntactic theory. It is argued that the familiar transformational treatment of complementizers is inadequate, and that they must be specified in deep structure by means…

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  • On Syntax of Negation book cover

    On Syntax of Negation

    1st Edition

    By Itziar Laka

    The central concern of this title, first published in 1994, is the syntactic nature of negation in Universal Grammar, and its relation to other functional elements in the Syntax. The study argues that negation is not a syntactic category on its own; rather, it is one of the values of a more…

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  • Some Syntactic Rules in Mohawk book cover

    Some Syntactic Rules in Mohawk

    1st Edition

    By Paul Martin Postal

    The aim of this syntactic study, first published in 1979, is to formulate part of a generative grammar of Mohawk. A generative grammar is a finite set of explicit rules which enumerate the sentences of the language and which automatically assign to each sentence its correct grammatical analysis or…

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  • Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language book cover

    Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language

    1st Edition

    By Carol A. Padden

    This study, first published in 1988, examines cases of interaction of morphology and syntax in American Sign Language and proposes that clause structure and syntactic phenomena are not defined in terms of verb agreement or sign order, but in terms of grammatical relations. Using the framework of…

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  • Reflexivization: A Study in Universal Syntax book cover

    Reflexivization

    A Study in Universal Syntax, 1st Edition

    By Leonard M. Faltz

    This title, first published in 1985, is the result of a cross-linguistic, comparative study of reflexives, with a major role played by syntactic conditions on reflexivization rules. The basic definitions outlined in the book lead to a discussion of morphological types, discussions about syntax, and…

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  • Mojave Syntax book cover

    Mojave Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Pamela Munro

    In this study the author not only comments on some of the important processes in the syntax of the Mojave language but also provides the reader with an introduction to a language whose grammar had, previous to the titles publication in 1976, never been described. This title will be of interest to…

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  • Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative book cover

    Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative

    1st Edition

    By Eric Potsdam

    This study, first published in 1998, provides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure. This title will be of interest…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on…

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