English Syntax And Argumentation

English Syntax And Argumentation

by Bas Aarts

Paperback(Third Edition)

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Overview

This successful textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argument. Now updated and expanded, the third edition features an additional chapter on grammatical indeterminacy, a case study on subordinating conjunctions and prepositions, and new exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230551213
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Palgrave Modern Linguistics Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

BAS AARTS is Professor of English Linguistics and Director of the Survey of English Usage at University College London, UK. He has published widely in the field and is one of the founding editors of the journal English Language and Linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface
• Preface to the second edition
• Preface to the third edition
• PART ONE: FUNCTION AND FORM
• Introduction
• Functions
• The Building Blocks of Language: Words, Word Classes and Phrases
• The Building Blocks of Language: Clauses and Sentences
• The Function-Form Interface
• PART TWO: ELABORATION
• Predicates, Arguments and Thematic Roles
• Cross-Categorial Generalisations: X'-Syntax
• More on Clauses
• Movement
• PART THREE: ARGUMENTATION
• Syntactic Argumentation
• Constituency: Movement and Substitution
• Constituency: Some Additional Tests
• Predicates and Arguments Revisited
• PART FOUR: APPLICATION
• Grammatical Indeterminacy
• Case Studies
• Glossary
• Reference Works: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Grammars and Other Publications on the English Language
• Bibliography
• Index

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