English Syntax

An Introduction

Jon-Bok Kim and Peter Sells

Jon-Bok Kim and Peter Sells

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2008
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781575865676 Published September 2008
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781575865683 Published September 2008
Focusing on the descriptive facts of English, this volume provides a systematic introduction to English syntax for students with no prior knowledge of English grammar or syntactic analysis. English Syntax aims to help students appreciate the various sentence patterns available in the language, understand insights into core data of its syntax, develop analytic abilities to further explore the patterns of English, and learn precise ways of formalizing syntactic analysis for a variety of English data and major constructions such as agreement, raising and control, the auxiliary system, passive, wh- questions, relative clauses, extrapolation, and clefts.

1. Some Basic Properties of English Syntax
2. From Words to Major Phrase Types
3. Syntactic Forms, Grammatical Functions, and Semantic Rules
4. Head, Complements, and Modifiers
5. More on Subjects and Complements
6. Noun Phrases and Agreement
7. Raising and Control Constructions
8. Auxiliary Constructions
9. Passive Constructions
10. Wh-Questions
11. Relative Clause Constructions
12. Special Constructions
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