The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches.
The handbook covers key issues within the field that include:
• core areas of syntactic empirical investigation,
• contemporary approaches to syntactic theory,
• interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system,
• experimental and computational approaches to syntax.
Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.
"The Handbook brings together thoughtful and judicious essays by outstanding scholars, covering the many aspects of syntax that have been explored and developed extensively in recent years. It is sure to be of great value to a wide range of users, from students to those engaged in advanced research, as well as to others who want to gain some sense of current ideas about the nature of language. A very welcome and impressive contribution."
Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
"This is an excellent book, both rich in detail and beautifully clear and accessible. The most important phenomena and theoretical issues in generative grammar are discussed in an even-handed and interesting way. The combination of historical perspective, theoretical and methodological breadth, and up-to-date insights makes it a must-read for graduate students, and a valuable resource for specialists."
Elizabeth Cowper, University of Toronto, Canada
"…[The Routledge Handbook of Syntax] is overall a stellar addition to the growing body of survey literature that deserves a special slot on every syntactician’s book shelf, and is sure to leave its mark on many future syntax syllabi."
Dennis Ott, University of Ottawa, Canada, The LINGUIST List
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 Constituency, Categories and Structure
Naoki Fukui and Hiroki Narita
Lisa deMena Travis
6 The Syntax of Adverbs,
Part 2 Syntactic Phenomena
Michael Barrie and Éric Mathieu
Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger
Masaya Yoshida, Chizuru Nakao and Iván Ortega-Santos
Norbert Hornstein and Jairo Nunes
Yosuke Sato and Nobu Goto
Part 3 Syntactic Interfaces
Sylvia L.R. Schreiner
Part 4 Syntax in Context
Part 5 Theoretical Approaches to Syntax
23. The History of Syntax
24. Comparative Syntax
25 Principles and Parameters/Minimalism
Juan Uriagereka and Terje Lohndal
26 Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
27 Lexical-Functional Grammar
George Aaron Broadwall
28 Role and Reference Grammar
Robert Van Valin
29 Dependency Grammar
30 Morphosyntax in Functional Discourse Grammar
31 Construction Grammar
32 Categorial Grammar
Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics provide overviews of a whole subject area or sub-discipline in linguistics, and survey the state of the discipline including emerging and cutting edge areas. Edited by leading scholars, these volumes include contributions from key academics from around the world and are essential reading for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.