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Syntax : a linguistic introduction to sentence structure, Keith Brown and Jim Miller

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Syntax : a linguistic introduction to sentence structure
Title
Syntax
Title remainder
a linguistic introduction to sentence structure
Statement of responsibility
Keith Brown and Jim Miller
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eng
Summary
"The study of syntax is fundamental to linguistics and language study, but it is often taught solely within the framework of transformational grammar. This book is unique in several respects: it introduces the basic concepts used in the description of syntax, independently of any single model of grammar. Most grammatical models fail to deal adequately with one aspect of syntax or another, and the authors argue that an understanding of the concepts used in any full description of language is crucial for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of formal grammars. Formal approaches to some of these concepts are critically examined. This book will train students, of either linguistics or language, to understand and make the best use of any grammar they encounter. Secondly, the book deals with the whole of syntax from immediate constituents and relations between sentences. It also examines concepts like subject and object, agent and patient, topic, comment and theme. Thirdly, there is a section on morphology, and a discussion of the relationship between syntax and morphology." "As a book which explains, in a lucid and approachable way, why linguists have adopted certain solutions to problems and not others, this will be an invaluable introductory text. It is profusely illustrated with diagrams, and there are sets of exercises for every chapter which can be used in class, or by students working independently." "This second edition has been extensively revised to take account of recent developments in syntactic studies."--BOOK JACKET
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Brown, E. K
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bibliography
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
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Syntax : a linguistic introduction to sentence structure, Keith Brown and Jim Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-376) and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Preface to the first edition
  • Preface to the second edition
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Constituent structure
  • 1.
  • Constituent structure.
  • p. 11
  • 1.1.
  • Determining constituent structure.
  • p. 11
  • 1.2.
  • Representing and talking about constituent structure.
  • p. 16
  • 1.3.
  • Hierarchical structure.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Form classes.
  • p. 23
  • 2.1.
  • Form classes.
  • p. 23
  • 2.2.
  • Widening the data base.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Constituent structure grammar.
  • p. 39
  • 3.1.
  • simple grammar.
  • p. 39
  • 3.2.
  • Generating and parsing sentences.
  • p. 44
  • 3.3.
  • Generative grammar.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Formal grammars.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Verbs and nouns.
  • p. 61
  • 5.1.
  • Some verb classes in English.
  • p. 61
  • 5.2.
  • Some noun classes in English.
  • p. 69
  • 5.3.
  • Selection restrictions.
  • p. 73
  • 6.
  • Adjectives and prepositions.
  • p. 82
  • 6.1.
  • Adjectives and adjective phrases.
  • p. 82
  • 6.2.
  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • p. 84
  • 7.
  • Optional constituents.
  • p. 89
  • 7.1.
  • Optional constituents.
  • p. 89
  • 7.2.
  • Modifiers and heads.
  • p. 91
  • 7.3.
  • Adverbs and adverbials.
  • p. 93
  • 8.
  • Intermediate levels of structure.
  • p. 99
  • 8.1.
  • Intermediate levels of structure.
  • p. 99
  • 8.2.
  • specifiers, modifiers and complements of the major categories.
  • p. 109
  • 9.
  • Embedding, recursion and ambiguity.
  • p. 115
  • 9.1.
  • Embedding and recursion.
  • p. 115
  • 9.2.
  • Attachment and ambiguity.
  • p. 118
  • 10.
  • Relations between sentences.
  • p. 125
  • 10.1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 125
  • 10.2.
  • Active and passive.
  • p. 126
  • 10.3.
  • Declarations and interrogatives.
  • p. 129
  • 10.4.
  • Wh movement and relative clauses.
  • p. 132
  • 11.
  • sentence.
  • p. 143
  • Pt. 2.
  • Morphology
  • 12.
  • Words and morphemes.
  • p. 155
  • 12.1.
  • Identifying words.
  • p. 155
  • 12.2.
  • "Inflectional" and "derivational" morphology.
  • p. 159
  • 12.3.
  • Models of inflectional morphology.
  • p. 160
  • 12.4.
  • Some terminology.
  • p. 162
  • 12.5.
  • Lexical and grammatical morphemes.
  • p. 167
  • 12.6.
  • morpheme as an abstract unit.
  • p. 170
  • 13.
  • Morphemes and morphs.
  • p. 174
  • 13.1.
  • Morphs.
  • p. 174
  • 13.2.
  • Morphs and allomorphs.
  • p. 175
  • 13.3.
  • Realization.
  • p. 180
  • 14.
  • morphology of the English verb.
  • p. 191
  • 14.1.
  • Singular and plural: a problem in analysis.
  • p. 191
  • 14.2.
  • Subject-verb concord.
  • p. 196
  • 14.3.
  • Tense and aspect in the English verb.
  • p. 208
  • 15.
  • Lexical morphology.
  • p. 224
  • 16.
  • Form classes and grammatical categories.
  • p. 232
  • 16.1.
  • Form classes: nouns, adjectives and verbs.
  • p. 232
  • 16.2.
  • Grammatical categories.
  • p. 242
  • Pt. 3.
  • Functional relations
  • 17.
  • Heads and modifiers: the encoding of dependency relations.
  • p. 257
  • 17.1.
  • Heads and modifiers.
  • p. 257
  • 17.2.
  • Encoding: word order and marking.
  • p. 263
  • 17.3.
  • Linkage: agreement and government.
  • p. 276
  • 18.
  • Processes and participants.
  • p. 292
  • 18.1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 292
  • 18.2.
  • Actions and states.
  • p. 293
  • 18.3.
  • Agent and patient: range, result and neutral.
  • p. 294
  • 18.4.
  • Location and motion: locative place, goal, source and path.
  • p. 299
  • 18.5.
  • Inchoative and causative-inchoative verbs.
  • p. 300
  • 18.6.
  • [State] propositions: description and identification; neutral and attribute.
  • p. 304
  • 18.7.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 307
  • 19.
  • Grammatical functions.
  • p. 313
  • 19.1.
  • Subject.
  • p. 313
  • 19.2.
  • Object.
  • p. 322
  • 19.3.
  • Indirect object.
  • p. 326
  • 19.4.
  • Complement.
  • p. 330
  • 19.5.
  • Adjuncts.
  • p. 335
  • 19.6.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 336
  • 20.
  • Sentences in texts.
  • p. 343
  • 20.1.
  • Theme, rheme and end focus.
  • p. 348
  • 20.2.
  • Given and new.
  • p. 362
  • 20.3.
  • Topics.
  • p. 363
  • 20.4.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 368
  • Further reading.
  • p. 371
  • References.
  • p. 375
  • Index.
  • p. 377
Control code
ocm25003515
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 382 p.
Isbn
9780044455615
Lccn
92159674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Syntax : a linguistic introduction to sentence structure, Keith Brown and Jim Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface to the first edition
  • Preface to the second edition
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Constituent structure
  • 1.
  • Constituent structure.
  • p. 11
  • 1.1.
  • Determining constituent structure.
  • p. 11
  • 1.2.
  • Representing and talking about constituent structure.
  • p. 16
  • 1.3.
  • Hierarchical structure.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Form classes.
  • p. 23
  • 2.1.
  • Form classes.
  • p. 23
  • 2.2.
  • Widening the data base.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Constituent structure grammar.
  • p. 39
  • 3.1.
  • simple grammar.
  • p. 39
  • 3.2.
  • Generating and parsing sentences.
  • p. 44
  • 3.3.
  • Generative grammar.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Formal grammars.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Verbs and nouns.
  • p. 61
  • 5.1.
  • Some verb classes in English.
  • p. 61
  • 5.2.
  • Some noun classes in English.
  • p. 69
  • 5.3.
  • Selection restrictions.
  • p. 73
  • 6.
  • Adjectives and prepositions.
  • p. 82
  • 6.1.
  • Adjectives and adjective phrases.
  • p. 82
  • 6.2.
  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • p. 84
  • 7.
  • Optional constituents.
  • p. 89
  • 7.1.
  • Optional constituents.
  • p. 89
  • 7.2.
  • Modifiers and heads.
  • p. 91
  • 7.3.
  • Adverbs and adverbials.
  • p. 93
  • 8.
  • Intermediate levels of structure.
  • p. 99
  • 8.1.
  • Intermediate levels of structure.
  • p. 99
  • 8.2.
  • specifiers, modifiers and complements of the major categories.
  • p. 109
  • 9.
  • Embedding, recursion and ambiguity.
  • p. 115
  • 9.1.
  • Embedding and recursion.
  • p. 115
  • 9.2.
  • Attachment and ambiguity.
  • p. 118
  • 10.
  • Relations between sentences.
  • p. 125
  • 10.1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 125
  • 10.2.
  • Active and passive.
  • p. 126
  • 10.3.
  • Declarations and interrogatives.
  • p. 129
  • 10.4.
  • Wh movement and relative clauses.
  • p. 132
  • 11.
  • sentence.
  • p. 143
  • Pt. 2.
  • Morphology
  • 12.
  • Words and morphemes.
  • p. 155
  • 12.1.
  • Identifying words.
  • p. 155
  • 12.2.
  • "Inflectional" and "derivational" morphology.
  • p. 159
  • 12.3.
  • Models of inflectional morphology.
  • p. 160
  • 12.4.
  • Some terminology.
  • p. 162
  • 12.5.
  • Lexical and grammatical morphemes.
  • p. 167
  • 12.6.
  • morpheme as an abstract unit.
  • p. 170
  • 13.
  • Morphemes and morphs.
  • p. 174
  • 13.1.
  • Morphs.
  • p. 174
  • 13.2.
  • Morphs and allomorphs.
  • p. 175
  • 13.3.
  • Realization.
  • p. 180
  • 14.
  • morphology of the English verb.
  • p. 191
  • 14.1.
  • Singular and plural: a problem in analysis.
  • p. 191
  • 14.2.
  • Subject-verb concord.
  • p. 196
  • 14.3.
  • Tense and aspect in the English verb.
  • p. 208
  • 15.
  • Lexical morphology.
  • p. 224
  • 16.
  • Form classes and grammatical categories.
  • p. 232
  • 16.1.
  • Form classes: nouns, adjectives and verbs.
  • p. 232
  • 16.2.
  • Grammatical categories.
  • p. 242
  • Pt. 3.
  • Functional relations
  • 17.
  • Heads and modifiers: the encoding of dependency relations.
  • p. 257
  • 17.1.
  • Heads and modifiers.
  • p. 257
  • 17.2.
  • Encoding: word order and marking.
  • p. 263
  • 17.3.
  • Linkage: agreement and government.
  • p. 276
  • 18.
  • Processes and participants.
  • p. 292
  • 18.1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 292
  • 18.2.
  • Actions and states.
  • p. 293
  • 18.3.
  • Agent and patient: range, result and neutral.
  • p. 294
  • 18.4.
  • Location and motion: locative place, goal, source and path.
  • p. 299
  • 18.5.
  • Inchoative and causative-inchoative verbs.
  • p. 300
  • 18.6.
  • [State] propositions: description and identification; neutral and attribute.
  • p. 304
  • 18.7.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 307
  • 19.
  • Grammatical functions.
  • p. 313
  • 19.1.
  • Subject.
  • p. 313
  • 19.2.
  • Object.
  • p. 322
  • 19.3.
  • Indirect object.
  • p. 326
  • 19.4.
  • Complement.
  • p. 330
  • 19.5.
  • Adjuncts.
  • p. 335
  • 19.6.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 336
  • 20.
  • Sentences in texts.
  • p. 343
  • 20.1.
  • Theme, rheme and end focus.
  • p. 348
  • 20.2.
  • Given and new.
  • p. 362
  • 20.3.
  • Topics.
  • p. 363
  • 20.4.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 368
  • Further reading.
  • p. 371
  • References.
  • p. 375
  • Index.
  • p. 377
Control code
ocm25003515
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 382 p.
Isbn
9780044455615
Lccn
92159674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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