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Title: The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax
Edited By: Silvia Luraghi
Claudia Parodi-Lewin
URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-bloomsbury-companion-to-syntax-9781441124609/
Series Title: Bloomsbury Companions
Description:

This Bloomsbury Companion is the most wide-ranging, state-of-the-art resource to a key area of contemporary linguistics. It covers fundamental issues, concepts, movements and approaches within the most relevant theoretical perspectives on syntax, encompassing the relationship between syntax and other levels of grammar. This book is a major tool for understanding syntax and its essential assumptions in the broader framework of current linguistic research. It is the most complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working in syntax and neighboring fields. In addition, this companion offers a comprehensive reference resource, giving an overview of key terms and topics in syntax, research areas and new directions. With its section on methodology, it features a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. It provides a review of current research as well as practical guidance for advanced study in the area.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781441124609
Pages: 560
Prices: U.K. £ 100.00