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Title: The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory
Written By: Mark Baltin
Chris Collins
URL: http://www.blackwellpub.com/asp/book.asp?ref=0631205071
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Description:

This volume provides a comprehensive view of the current issues in contemporary syntactic theory.

Written by an international assembly of leading specialists in the field, the 23 original articles in this volume serve as a comprehensive and useful reference for various areas of grammar. The chapters include analyses of non-configurational languages, a crosslinguistic comparison of important grammatical features that interface with semantics, discussions from the perspective of learnability theory, a discussion of thematic relations, and comparisons of derivational and representational approaches to grammar.

These cutting-edge articles, combined with the editors' informative introduction and an extensive bibliography, grant readers the greatest access to the field of natural language syntax today.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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