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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Syntax
Edited By: Andrew Carnie
Daniel A. Siddiqi
Yosuke Sato
URL: http://www.routledge.com/u/CarnieSiddiqiSatoLL
Series Title: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415533942
Pages: 716
Prices: U.S. $ 205.00