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Syntax : structure, meaning, and function

Author: Robert D Van Valin; Randy J LaPolla
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to syntactic theory and analysis presents syntactic phenomena from a wide range of languages and explains to students the major typological issues that syntactic theories must address. It includes a number of exercises.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Van Valin; Randy J LaPolla
ISBN: 0521495652 9780521495653 0521499151 9780521499156
OCLC Number: 35758099
Description: xxviii, 713 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The goals of linguistic theory; 2. Syntactic structure I: simple clauses and noun phrases; 3. Semantic representation I: verbs and arguments; 4. Semantic representation II: macroroles, the lexicon and noun phrases; 5. Information structure; 6. Grammatical relations; 7. Linking syntax and semantics in simple sentences; 8. Syntactic structure II: complex sentences and noun phrases; 9. Linking syntax and semantics in complex sentences; Epilogue: the goals of linguistic theory revisited; Notes; References.
Series Title: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Robert D. Van Valin Jr., Randy J. LaPolla.
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