LINGUIST List 12.362

Mon Feb 12 2001

Books: Syntax

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  1. Joyce Reid, Syntax: An Introduction to Syntax by R. D. Van Valin, Jr.

Message 1: Syntax: An Introduction to Syntax by R. D. Van Valin, Jr.

Date: 12 Feb 2001 10:36:06 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Syntax: An Introduction to Syntax by R. D. Van Valin, Jr.

An Introduction to Syntax
Robert D. Van Valin, Jr., State University of New York, Buffalo

Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive new textbook
provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of
syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of
languages. The book guides students through the basic concepts
involved in syntactic analysis and goes on to prepare them for further
work in any syntactic theory, using examples from a range of phenomena
in human languages. It also includes a chapter on theories of
syntax. Each chapter includes generous exercises and recommendations
for further study.


1. Syntax, lexical categories and morphology; 
2. Grammatical relations; 
3. Dependency relations; 
4. Constituent structure; 
5. Grammar and lexicon; 
6. Theories of syntax.

2001/c. 300 pp./116 line diagrams/17 tables
63199-8/Hb/List: $54.95
63566-7/Pb/List: $19.95
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