Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
French is a syntactically interesting language, with aspects of its word order and clause structure triggering a variety of important developments in syntactic theory. This is a concise and accessible guide to the syntax of Modern French, providing a clear overview of those aspects of the language that are of particular interest to linguists. A broad variety of topics are covered, including the development and spread of French; the evolution of its syntax; syntactic variation; lexical categories; noun, verb and adjective phrases; clause structure; movement; and agreement. Drawing on the work of a wide range of scholars, it highlights the important role of French in the development of syntactic theory and shows how French challenges some fundamental assumptions about syntactic structure. An engaging and in-depth guide to all that is interesting about French, The Syntax of French will be invaluable to students and scholars of syntactic theory and comparative linguistics.Read more
- Places the French language within its theoretical and historical context
- Includes both broad description and selected analytical depth, focusing on those features which are of particular theoretical and cross-linguistic interest
- Includes extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive bibliography
Be the first to review this book
- Date Published: April 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521542999
- length: 266 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.447kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Lexical categories
3. The extended noun phrase: DP*
4. The extended verb phrase: IP*
5. The left clause periphery.
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×