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Title: Initiation au Programme Minimaliste
Subtitle: Eléments de syntaxe comparative
Written By: Genoveva Puskás
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431388
Series Title: Sciences pour la communication - Volume 103

Cet ouvrage est une introduction à la théorie syntaxique basée sur le programme minimaliste, une version récente de la grammaire générative. Il se veut accessible tant aux linguistes débutants qu’à ceux, déjà familiarisés avec la grammaire générative, qui souhaitent mettre leurs connaissances à jour. Les chapitres explorent de manière progressive divers aspects de l’analyse de la phrase comme la structure des constituants, de la phrase déclarative simple, des clauses enchâssées, ainsi que les constructions plus complexes telles les phrases passives, les phrases négatives ou interrogatives. Les notions théoriques sont présentées de façon graduelle, dans un langage clair et accessible. L’accent est mis sur la présentation et l’analyse d’exemples en français, mais dans les cas pertinents, la discussion s’enrichit de comparaisons avec des langues très diverses, comme le hongrois, le gungbe, le japonais ou le basque.

Ce livre est un des rares ouvrages sur la théorie générative à être écrit en français ; il vise à combler une lacune dans le vaste domaine des ouvrages introductifs sur la syntaxe.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Basque
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034313889
Pages: 330
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