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Simpler syntax

Author: Peter W Culicover; Ray Jackendoff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a compelling perspective on the structure of the human language, this book addresses the proper balance between syntax and semantics, between structure and derivation, and between rule systems and lexicon. It argues that the balance struck by mainstream generative grammar is wrong.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Culicover, Peter W.
Simpler syntax.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005299725
(OCoLC)60559911
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Culicover; Ray Jackendoff
ISBN: 9780199271092 0199271097 9780191533808 0191533807 9780199271085 0199271089 1282199560 9781282199569
OCLC Number: 191418511
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 589 pages).
Contents: 1. Why simpler syntax? --
2. How did we get here? : principles and early history of mainstream syntax --
3. Later history of mainstream syntax --
4. Flat structure --
5. Basic clause structure --
6. The grammatical function tier --
7. Bare argument ellipsis and its relatives --
8. VP ellipsis and its relatives --
9. Discontinuous dependencies --
10. Mme Tussaud meets the binding theory --
11. Something else for the binding theory --
12. The semantic basis of control in English --
13. Semantic subordination despite syntactic coordination --
14. The view from the periphery : the English comparative correlative --
15. What is language like? : moving on.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Peter W. Culicover, Ray Jackendoff.
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