By Paul R. Kroeger

studying Syntax: A Lexical-Functional method is a complete and obtainable 2004 textbook on syntactic research, designed for college kids of linguistics at complex undergraduate or graduate point. operating in the 'Lexical sensible Grammar' (LFG) method, it offers scholars with a framework for reading and describing grammatical constitution, utilizing broad examples from either ecu and non-European languages. issues lined comprise: checks for constituency, passivization and different relation-changing techniques, reflexive pronouns, the regulate relation, subject and concentration, relative clauses and Wh-questions, causative structures, serial verbs, 'quirky case', and ergativity. in addition to construction on what linguists have realized approximately language usually, specific realization is paid to the original positive aspects of person languages. whereas its fundamental concentration is on syntactic constitution, the booklet additionally offers with elements of which means, functionality and word-structure which are at once appropriate to syntax. sincerely organised into themes, this textbook is perfect for one-semester classes in syntax and grammatical analysis.

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