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Routledge Library Editions: Syntax


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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.

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Studies in the Syntax of Relative and Comparative Causes

Studies in the Syntax of Relative and Comparative Causes

1st Edition

By Avery D. Andrews III
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative

Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative

1st Edition

By Eric Potsdam
March 29, 2018

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 ...

The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

1st Edition

By Paul Hirschbühler
March 29, 2018

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 ...

The Syntax of the Albanian Verb Complex

The Syntax of the Albanian Verb Complex

1st Edition

By Philip L. Hubbard
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

1st Edition

By Robin Clark
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax

Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax

1st Edition

By Gilles Fauconnier
March 29, 2018

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...

Theory of Complementation in English Syntax

Theory of Complementation in English Syntax

1st Edition

By Joan Bresnan
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Topics in French Syntax

Topics in French Syntax

1st Edition

By Géraldine Legendre
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds

Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds

1st Edition

By Gennaro Chierchia
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Welsh Syntax A Government-Binding Approach

Welsh Syntax: A Government-Binding Approach

1st Edition

By Louisa Sadler
March 29, 2018

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 ...

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

1st Edition

By Various
October 17, 2016

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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