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Designed for students of linguistics at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, this volume is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on syntactic analysis. Working within the "Lexical Functional Grammar" (LFG) approach, it provides students with a framework for analyzing and describing grammatical structure, using extensive examples from European as well as non-European languages. While its primary focus is on syntactic structure, it also covers aspects of meaning, function and word-structure directly relevant to syntax. It is ideal for one-semester courses in syntax and grammatical analysis.Read more
- Includes a wide range of non-European language data, and deals with 'exotic' constructions such as serial verbs, 'quirky case' and syntactic ergativity
- Written within the LFG framework, a non-transformational approach to generative syntax
- Blend of structural analysis and syntactic typology
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- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521816236
- length: 338 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 178 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.826kg
- contains: 11 tables
Table of Contents
1. Three aspects of syntactic structure
2. Identifying constituents and categories
3. Passives, applicatives, and the 'dative shift'
6. Pragmatic functions: topic and focus
7. Filler-gap dependencies and relativization
8. Causative constructions
9. Serial verbs and related constructions
10. 'Quirky case' and subjecthood
11. Syntactic ergativity.
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