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  • Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

    By Ian Roberts

    This book brings together for the first time a series of previously published papers featuring Ian Roberts’ pioneering work on diachronic and comparative syntax over the last thirty years in one comprehensive volume. Divided into two parts, the volume engages in recent key topics in empirical…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
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  • Essentials of Grammatical Theory

    A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

  • Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • The Syntax of Coordination

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Welsh Syntax

    A Government-Binding Approach

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Evidence for Multiattachment in K'ekchi Mayan

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Morphology and Universals in Syntactic Change

    Evidence from Medieval and Modern Greek

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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  • Topics in French Syntax

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
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