English syntax and argumentation (Book, 2013) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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English syntax and argumentation

English syntax and argumentation

Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave modern linguistics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
This textbook aims to give students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure, and to acquaint them with the essentials of syntactic argument. Aarts provides further reading lists and end-of-chapter exercises.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bas Aarts
ISBN: 0230361692 9780230361690
OCLC Number: 843398353
Description: xv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I Function and Form --
1 Introduction --
2 Function --
3 Form: Words, Word Classes and Phrases --
4 More on Form: Clauses and Sentences --
5 The Function-Form Interface --
Part II Elaboration --
6 Predicates, Arguments and Thematic Roles --
7 Cross-Categorial Generalisations: X-Bar Syntax --
8 More on Clauses --
9 Movement --
10 Tense, Aspect and Mood --
Part III Argumentation --
11 Syntactic Argumentation --
12 Constituency: Movement and Substitution --
13 Constituency: Some Additional Tests --
14 Predicates and Arguments Revisited --
Part IV Application --
15 Grammatical Indeterminacy --
16 Case Studies.
Series Title: Palgrave modern linguistics
Responsibility: Bas Aarts.


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