LINGUIST List 15.2748

Sat Oct 02 2004

Books: Syntax: Davies, Dubinsky

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky

Message 1: The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky

Date: 16-Sep-2004
From: Matthew Glidden <>
Subject: The Grammar of Raising and Control: Davies, Dubinsky

Title: The Grammar of Raising and Control

Subtitle: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation

Published: 2004

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Book URL:

Author: William D Davies, University of Iowa

Author: Stanley Dubinsky, University of South Carolina

Hardback: ISBN: 0631233016 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 74.95 Comment: 60.00 U.K. £

Paperback: ISBN: 0631233024 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 39.95


The Grammar of Raising and Control surveys analyses across a range of
theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic Standard Theory
analysis (1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program,
and provides readers with a critical understanding of these, helping
them in the process to develop keen insights into the strengths and
weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general.

- Distils a very successful graduate course in syntax from two
prominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of
theoretical frameworks.

- Provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives
represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of
grammatical constructions as a means of examining the evolution of
syntactic theory over the last thirty years.

- Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and
weaknesses of syntactic arguments.

- Includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to
familiarize themselves with the original literature while also
providing discussion of the theoretical context in which they were

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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