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Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."


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The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

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Title: English Grammar
Written By: Jacqueline Guéron
Liliane Haegeman
Description:

This book is intended primarily for undergraduate students of English, though it will also be useful for undergraduates in linguistics focusing on English. It shows how a restricted set of principles can account for a wide range of the phenomena of English syntax. While the main focus of the book is empirical, it introduces important theoretical concepts: theta theory, X- bar theory, case theory, locality, binding theory, economy, full interpretation, functional projections. In doing so it prepares the student for more advanced theoretical work. The authors integrate many recent insights into the nature of syntactic structure into their discussion. They present information in a gradual way: hypotheses developed in early chapters are reviewed and modified in subsequent ones. The authors also pay attention to the relation between structure and interpretation and to language variation, and particularly to register variation. They include a wide range of diverse exercises, giving the student an opportunity for creative individual work on English.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631188398
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 672
Prices: U.S. $ 46.95
U.K. £ 19.99

 
 
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ISBN: 063118838X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 672
Prices: U.S. $ 86.95
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