Analyzing Syntax A Lexical-Functional Approach

Analyzing Syntax A Lexical-Functional Approach

By: Kroeger, Paul

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Designed for students of linguistics at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, this volume is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on syntactic analysis. Working within the "Lexical Functional Grammar" (LFG) approach, it provides students with a framework for analyzing and describing grammatical structure, using extensive examples from European as well as non-European languages. While its primary focus is on syntactic structure, it also covers aspects of meaning, function and word-structure directly relevant to syntax. It is ideal for one-semester courses in syntax and grammatical analysis.

Title: Analyzing Syntax A Lexical-Functional Approach

Author Name: Kroeger, Paul

Categories: Teaching General,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 27/May/2004

ISBN Number: 0521016541

ISBN Number 13: 9780521016544

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 7071

Description: 11 tables 340 Analyzing Syntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on syntactic analysis, designed for students of linguistics at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. Working within the 'Lexical Functional Grammar' (LFG) approach, it provides students with a framework for analyzing and describing grammatical structure, using extensive examples from both European and non-European languages. Topics covered include: tests for constituency, passivization and other relation-changing processes, reflexive pronouns, the control relation, Topic and Focus, relative clauses and Wh-questions, causative constructions, serial verbs, 'quirky case', and ergativity. As well as building on what linguists have learned about language in general, particular attention is paid to the unique features of individual languages. While its primary focus is on syntactic structure, the book also deals with aspects of meaning, function and word-structure that are directly relevant to syntax. Clearly organised into topics, this textbook is ideal for one-semester courses in syntax and grammatical analysis. (ISBN: 9780521016544 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 7071)

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