Analyzing Syntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach by Paul R. KroegerAnalyzing Syntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach by Paul R. Kroeger

Analyzing Syntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach

byPaul R. Kroeger

Paperback | May 3, 2004

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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 ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.71 inPublished:May 3, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521016541

ISBN - 13:9780521016544

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Table of Contents

1. Three aspects of syntactic structure; 2. Identifying constituents and categories; 3. Passives, applicatives, and the 'dative shift'; 4. Reflexives; 5. Control; 6. Pragmatic functions: topic and focus; 7. Filler-gap dependencies and relativization; 8. Causative constructions; 9. Serial verbs and related constructions; 10. 'Quirky case' and subjecthood; 11. Syntactic ergativity.