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Title: Clause Structure
Written By: Elly van Gelderen
Series Title: Key Topics in Syntax

Clause structure is the most widely-studied phenomenon within syntactic theory, because it refers to how words and phrases are embedded within a sentence, their relationships to each other within a sentence, and ultimately, how sentences are layered and represented in the human brain. This volume presents a clear and up-to-date overview of the Minimalist Program, synthesizes the most important research findings, and explores the major shifts in generative syntax. As an accessible topic book, it includes chapters on framework, the clause in general, and the semantic, grammatical and pragmatic layers. Designed for graduate students and researchers interested in syntactic theory, this book includes a range of examples taken from data acquisition, typology and language change, alongside discussion questions, helpful suggestions for further reading and a useful glossary.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The clause: a description
3. The VP layer
4. The TP layer
5. The CP layer
6. Connecting the layers
7. Conclusion: description, explanation, and 'beyond'.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107659810
Pages: 252
Prices: U.S. $ 34.99