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Title: The Grammar of Raising and Control
Subtitle: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation
Written By: William D. Davies
Stanley Dubinsky
URL: http://blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631233016&site=1
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631233016
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Pages: 400
Prices: U.S. $ 74.95

 
 
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ISBN: 0631233024
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Pages: 400
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