Theories of Syntax: Concepts and Case Studies by Koenraad KuiperTheories of Syntax: Concepts and Case Studies by Koenraad Kuiper

Theories of Syntax: Concepts and Case Studies

byKoenraad Kuiper, Jacqui Nokes

Paperback | October 29, 2013

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Exploring four major theories of syntax this book examines how we understand the rules and principles that govern sentence structure. With clear explanations of how different models deal with the same syntactic phenomena, the book gives students a strong context and framework for understanding syntax.


Koenraad Kuiper is Professor Emeritus at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies and held two Fulbright fellowships in the United States. He has either authored or edited fourteen books. Jacqui Nokes ...
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Title:Theories of Syntax: Concepts and Case StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230216935

ISBN - 13:9780230216938

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Table of Contents

Preface.- PART I: CONCEPTS OF SYNTAX.- 1. Studying Syntax.- 2. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Syntax.- 3. Seven Syntactic Phenomena.- PART II: THEORIES OF SYNTAX.- 4. Systemic Functional Grammar.- 5. The Principles and Parameters Framework.- 6. Lexical Functional Grammar.- 7. Minimalism.- 8. Syntax and its Theories.- References.- Index.