LINGUIST List 15.2748

Sat Oct 02 2004

Books: Syntax: Davies, Dubinsky

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky



Message 1: The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky

Date: 16-Sep-2004
From: Matthew Glidden <bmktempbos.blackwellpublishing.com>
Subject: The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky




Title: The Grammar of Raising and Control
Subtitle: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation
Published: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
                http://www.blackwellpublishing.com

Book URL: http://blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631233016&site=1

Author: William D Davies, University of Iowa
Author: Stanley Dubinsky, University of South Carolina

Hardback: ISBN: 0631233016 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 74.95 Comment: 60.00 U.K. £
Paperback: ISBN: 0631233024 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 39.95


Abstract:

The Grammar of Raising and Control surveys analyses across a range of
theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic Standard Theory
analysis (1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program,
and provides readers with a critical understanding of these, helping
them in the process to develop keen insights into the strengths and
weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general.

- Distils a very successful graduate course in syntax from two
prominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of
theoretical frameworks.

- Provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives
represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of
grammatical constructions as a means of examining the evolution of
syntactic theory over the last thirty years.

- Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and
weaknesses of syntactic arguments.

- Includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to
familiarize themselves with the original literature while also
providing discussion of the theoretical context in which they were
written.



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax


Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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