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 phrase-structure rules and against transformations. This book gives a detailed critical survey of the major accounts of coordination that were available when this book was first published in 1987, and will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Treatment of Coordination: 1957-1985 2. The Syntax of Coordinate Deletion 3. The Notions and Their Consequences; References; Name Index; Subject Index
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.