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LINGUIST List 18.148

Tue Jan 16 2007

Books: Syntax: Anderson

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Davies, A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories: Anderson

Message 1: A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories: Anderson
Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories: Anderson

Title: A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 82
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: John M. Anderson
Paperback: ISBN: 0521034213 Pages: 366 Price: U.S. $ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521034213 Pages: 366 Price: U.K. £ 29.99

This book presents an innovative theory of syntactic categories and the
lexical classes they define. It revives the traditional idea that these are
to be distinguished notionally (semantically). It allows for there to be
peripheral members of a lexical class which may not obviously conform to
the general definition. The author proposes a notation based on semantic
features which accounts for the syntactic behaviour of classes. The book
also presents a case for considering this classification- again in rather
traditional vein- to be basic to determining the syntactic structure of
sentences. Syntactic structure is thus erected in a very restricted
fashion, without recourse to movement or empty elements.


List of abbreviations

Part I. Prelude:
1. Notionalism
2. Analogism
3. Minimalism

Part II. Fundamentals of a Notional Theory:
4. Syntactic categories and notional features
5. Relations between elements
6. Further categories: the role of feature dependencies
7. Markedness and category continuity
8. Cross-classification
9. Gradience and second-order categories
10. Secondary categories
11. Non-complements

Part III. The Syntax of Categories:
12. Verbal valencies
13. The content of the functor category
14. The basic syntax of predications
15. The formation of ditransitives
16. Variation in argument structure
17. Verbals as arguments
18. The structure of primary arguments



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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