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Title: The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory
Edited By: Mark Baltin
Chris Collins
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/Book.asp?ref=1405102535&site=1
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
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, these 2 original articles serve as a
useful reference for various areas of grammar.

- Contains 23 articles written by an international assembly of specialists
in the field.

- The lucidly written articles grant accessibility to crucial areas of
syntactic theory.

- Contrasting theories are represented.

- Contains an informative introduction and extensive bibliography which
serves as a reference tool for both students and professional linguists

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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ISBN: 0631205071
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Pages: 2000
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ISBN: 1405102535
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Pages: 880
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