Linear Syntax

Paperback | July 29, 2004

byAndreas KatholAs told byAndreas Kathol

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iLinear Syntax/i makes a case for a critical reassessment of the widespread view that syntax can be reduced to tree structures. It argues that clausal syntax should instead be based on concepts that are defined in terms of linear order. By connecting the descriptive tools of modernphrase-structure grammar with traditional descriptive scholarship, Andreas Kathol offers a new perspective on many long-standing problems in syntactic theory.

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iLinear Syntax/i makes a case for a critical reassessment of the widespread view that syntax can be reduced to tree structures. It argues that clausal syntax should instead be based on concepts that are defined in terms of linear order. By connecting the descriptive tools of modernphrase-structure grammar with traditional descriptive s...

Andreas Kathol is at University of California at Berkeley. Andreas Kathol is at University of California at Berkeley.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.72 inPublished:July 29, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019823872X

ISBN - 13:9780198238720

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Remarks2. Some Basic Concepts of HPSG3. Formal Models of Syntactic Discontinuity4. Topological Fields5. Complementizers and Verb Placement6. Left-Peripheral Structures7. Sentence Type Determination8. Syntax of the Verb Cluster9. Beyond GermanReferences

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`Review from previous edition 'An important contribution to the exploration of Germanic syntax within the theoretical assumptions of HPSG (Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar) ... the book builds a bridge of communication between different research camps and gives linguists without a Germanicbackground access to the classical insights of topological theory, whose merits, as we see, have come an exceptionally long way.''Journal of Linguistics