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Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative





ISBN 9781138213845
Published March 27, 2018 by Routledge
436 Pages

 
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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 to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Acknowledgments;  Introduction;  1. Clausal Syntax  2. Verb Raising  3. Imperative Subjects  4. Do(n’t) in Imperatives  5. The Phrase Structure of Imperatives  6. Do Not in Imperatives;  References;  Index

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