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Title: Practical Guide to Synactic Analysis. 2nd Edition
Written By: Georgia M Green
Jerry L. Morgan

The revised and expanded second edition of the Practical Guide to
Syntactic Analysis is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners of syntax at all levels. The new edition adds a reference guide to over 60 grammatical phenomena that every syntactician should be familiar with.

Although not a textbook, it complements any course in syntax by covering matters that textbooks and instructors do not normally explain: the seductive metaphors of generative grammar; the character of linguistic argumentation; theory-independent guidance for refining and presenting analyses; and a capsule sketch of the evolution of syntactic theory into its current directions. As a reference book, the sections are relatively independent, and may be consulted in any order.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575863480
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 207
Prices: US$22.00

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575863499
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 207
Prices: US$62.00