Syntax: Theory and Problems

Paperback | April 1, 1993

byDonna Jo Napoli

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This work introduces general readers and scholars from other disciplines who wish to learn linguistic methodology to linguistic analysis of sentences and phrases within a Government and Binding framework. The issues discussed are nonetheless fundamental to all modern theories of syntax, andprepare readers to read articles written in a diversity of theories. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary of the picture of the theory developed thus far, and the multiple problem sets cover English, Japanese, and Romance languages. Comprehensive yet accessible, Syntax: Theory and Problemsennables readers to approach linguistic literature framed by the modern theories of today, and to approach the issues discussed in that literature with an open mind.

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This work introduces general readers and scholars from other disciplines who wish to learn linguistic methodology to linguistic analysis of sentences and phrases within a Government and Binding framework. The issues discussed are nonetheless fundamental to all modern theories of syntax, andprepare readers to read articles written in a ...

Donna Jo Napoli is at Swarthmore College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Reflexives, Features of Nouns, Reference 2. Subject 3. Grammatical Functions, Complete Functional Complex, Theta Theory, and Licensing 4. X Bar Theory 5. Case, Government, and C-Command 6. Empty Categories and Movement 7. Control Theory, NP-Trace, and Barriers 8. Wh-Movement, Subagency, and Barriers 9. Accessibility, the ECP and Crossover10. Long-Distance Anaphora, Small Clauses, C-Command, Linear-PrecedenceIndex of TerminologyBibliography

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"She has filled a desperate need in the field--a book that is both readable and up-to-date. Readers have much to gain from Napoli's book, and for them, it will be interesting to see how the current formulation of the theory handles what had been problems for the earlierversion."--Language