LINGUIST List 10.1098

Sun Jul 18 1999

Books: Linguistic Theory

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Linguistic Theory: The Clause in English

Message 1: Linguistic Theory: The Clause in English

Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 11:33:09 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Linguistic Theory: The Clause in English

John Benjamins announces the publication of a new work in English Grammar:

The Clause in English.
In honour of Rodney Huddleston.
Peter COLLINS and David LEE (eds.)
Studies in Language Companion Series 45
US & Canada: 1 55619 931 7 / USD 89.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3048 X / NLG 178.00 (Hardcover)

The focus in this volume is on grammatical aspects of the clause in
English, presenting a fine balance between theoretically- and
descriptively-oriented approaches. Some authors investigate the status
and properties of 'minor' or 'fringe' constructions, including
'deictic-presentationals'; non-restrictive relative clauses with that;
'isolated if-clauses', and 'exceptional clauses'. In some articles the
validity of conventional accounts and approaches is questioned: such
as traditional constituency trees and labelled bracketings as a means
of representing relationships between parenthetical elements and their
'hosts'; or traditional morphophonemic analyses as explanations for
Ross's 'doubl-ing' constraint. While some authors question commonly
made assumptions (for example those concerning the relationships of
clauses to sentences and propositions; or those concerning the status
of post-head dependents in the NP), others appeal to new frameworks
(for instance 'emergence theory' is used as a source of inspiration in
dealing with 'intransitive prepositions'). This collection also
includes articles that adopt a solidly corpus-based approach.

Contributions by: Keith Allan; Noel Burton-Roberts; Ray Cattell; Peter
Collins; Bernard Comrie; Peter Fries; Sidney Greenbaum & Gerald
Nelson; Hisachi Higuchi; David Lee; John Lyons; James McCawley; John
Payne; Peter Peterson; Geoffrey Pullum & Arnold Zwicky; Lesley
Stirling; and Lynn Wales.

The Clause in English has been prepared by colleagues past and
present, friends and admirers of Rodney Huddleston, in order to honour
his consistently outstanding contribution to grammatical theory and

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