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Syntactic analysis : the basics

Author: Nicholas Sobin
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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Highly readable and eminently practical, Syntactic Analysis: The Basics focuses on bringing students with little background in linguistics up to speed on how modern syntactic analysis works. A succinct and practical introduction to understanding sentence structure, ideal for students who need to get up to speed on key concepts in the field Introduces readers to the central terms and concepts in syntax Offers a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sobin, Nicholas.
Syntactic analysis.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2010029414
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Sobin
ISBN: 9781444390704 1444390708 1444390694 9781444390698
OCLC Number: 705929274
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Doing Science with Language: Introductory Concepts --
2. Structure and Classification of Words --
3. Determining the Structure of Sentences --
4. Rules of Sentence Structure: A First Approximation --
5. Assigning Meaning in Sentences --
6. Some Category-Neutral Processes --
7. How Structure Affects Pronoun Reference --
8. Complex Verb Forms --
9. Real vs. Apparent Sentence Structure --
10. Generalizing Syntactic Rules --
11. Functional Categories --
12. Questions, Relative Clauses, and WH Movement --
13. NP Movement --
14. Things to Come: Various Aspects of "Current Theory."
Responsibility: Nicholas Sobin.


This succinct, practical introduction to understanding sentence structure is ideal for students with little background in linguistics. Introducing the reader to the central terms and concepts in the  Read more...


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