Discovering Syntax: Clause Structures of English, German and by Joseph E. Emonds

By Joseph E. Emonds

The essays during this quantity, relationship from 1991 onwards, specialise in hugely attribute buildings of English, Romance languages, and German.

Among clause-internal buildings, the main confusing are English double items, particle buildings, and non-finite complementation (infinitives, participles and gerunds). Separate chapters partially I provide quite entire analyses of every. those analyses are built-in into the framework of Emonds (2000), in which a simplified subcategorization thought absolutely expresses supplement choice. imperative result of that framework represent the preliminary essay of half I. areas.

The self-contained essays can all be learn individually. they're wealthy in empirical documentation, and but in them all, options are developed round a coherent, particularly uncomplicated theoretical core.

In Romance languages, vintage generative debates have singled out clitic and causative structures because the such a lot hard. Separate essays partially II lay out the usually advanced paradigms and suggest specific syntactic strategies, easy of their total structure but wealthy in exact predictions.

Concerning routine to clausal edges, in particular debatable issues comprise passives, English parasitic gaps, and the character of verb-second platforms exemplified by means of German.. The essays partly III every one use particularly outstanding yet nonetheless theoretically restricted structural debts to resolve thorny difficulties in all three.

Show description

Read Online or Download Discovering Syntax: Clause Structures of English, German and Romance (Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]) PDF

Similar grammar books

Frases en alemán para Dummies (Spanish Edition)

¿Estás viajando por Alemania y no hablas alemán? ¿Hiciste un cursillo de verano pero lo tienes muy oxidado? ¿Te estás planteando irte una temporadita a Suiza a buscar trabajo? ¡No te preocupes! Este pequeño y práctico libro de frases te será muy útil, tanto si eres turista, estudiante o una character de negocios, porque te permitirá hablar alemán antes de que te des cuenta.

Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle (MIT Press)

This assortment deals a photo of present examine in disbursed Morphology, highlighting the lasting impact of Morris Halle, a pioneer in generative linguistics. dispensed Morphology, which integrates the morphological with the syntactic, originated in Halle's paintings. those essays, written to mark his ninetieth birthday, make unique theoretical contributions to the sector and emphasize Halle's foundational contributions to the learn of morphology.

Essential Korean Grammar: Your Essential Guide to Speaking and Writing Korean Fluently!

Do you need your Korean language abilities to polish? Then crucial Korean Grammar deals precisely what you must ultimately comprehend and show which grammar alternative is better. Having an exceptional realizing of grammar is key to successfully research Korean. crucial Korean Grammar supplies very good examples that lay out the easiest grammar suggestions for speaking, and while to take advantage of every one alternative.

A Grammar of Teiwa (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

Teiwa is a non-Austronesian ('Papuan') language spoken at the island of Pantar, in japanese Indonesia, situated simply north of Timor island. It has approx. 4,000 audio system and is very endangered. whereas the non-Austronesian languages of the Alor-Pantar archipelago are essentially with regards to one another, as indicated via the numerous obvious cognates and the very related pronominal paradigms discovered around the crew, their genetic courting to different Papuan languages is still debatable.

Extra resources for Discovering Syntax: Clause Structures of English, German and Romance (Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG])

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 4 votes