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Books: Syntax: Kroeger

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Message 1: Analyzing Syntax: Kroeger

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 14:00:39 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Analyzing Syntax: Kroeger

Title: Analyzing Syntax
Subtitle: A Lexical-Functional Approach
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book URL:

Author: Paul R. Kroeger, University of Dallas 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521816238, Pages: 338, Price: U.S. $: 75.00
	Comment: 61 figures/11 tables 
Paperback: ISBN: 0521016541, Price: U.S. $: 28.00

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.

1. Three aspects of syntactic structure
2. Identifying constituents and categories
3. Passives, applicatives, and the 'dative shift'
4. Reflexives
5. Control
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. 			

Lingfield(s):	Syntax 	

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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