Patrick Farrell shows how grammatical relations are characterized in modern theories of grammar, including their historical development and conceptual precedents. Ranging across a wide variety of languages he considers the merits and limitations of competing theories in relation to their accounts of syntactic phenomena such as subject, direct ...
Patrick Farrell shows how grammatical relations are characterized in modern theories of grammar, including their historical development and conceptual precedents. Ranging across a wide variety of languages he considers the merits and limitations of competing theories in relation to their accounts of syntactic phenomena such as subject, direct object, indirect object, oblique, ergative, agent, patient, actor, trajector, etc., and related aspects as voice marking and relational alternations. formalist and functionalist approaches, revealing points of convergence and divergence. He ends with a discussion of questions and areas of continuing concern for the different theories. This is an ideal introduction to the field for graduate students and will be a useful reference for theoretical syntacticians of all persuasions. Oxford Surveys in Syntax and Morphology General editor: Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. Advisory editors: Guglielmo Cinque, University of Venice; Daniel Everett, University of Manchester; Adele Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne; Kees Hengeveld, University of Amsterdam; Caroline Heycock, University of Edinburgh; David Pesetsky, MIT; Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge; Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice University; Andrew Spencer, University of Essex; Tom Wasow, Stanford University This series provides surveys of the major approaches to subjects and questions at the centre of linguistic research in morphosyntax. collectively they reveal the value of the field's intellectual history and theoretical diversity. The books provide graduate students of syntax, morphology and related aspects of semantics with a vital source of information and reference, and are designed for use in graduate courses. They give the context by which specialist articles can be fully understood. They provide useful background reading for advanced undergraduates researching a specific area. Published Grammatical Relations by Patrick Farrell In preparation Phrase Structure by Andrew Carnie Syntactic Categories by Gisa Rauh Morphology and the Lexicon by Daniel Everett The Phonology-Morphology Interface by Sharon Inkelas Argument Structure: The Syntax-Lexicon Interface by Stephen Weschler The Syntax-Semantics Interface by Jean-Pierre Koenig Information Structure: the Syntax-Discourse Interface by Nomi Erteschik-Shir Language Universals and Universal Grammar by Anna Siewierska Syntactic Change by Olga Fischer Computational Approaches to Syntax and Morphology by Brian Roark and Richard Sproat The Acquisition of Syntax and Morphology by Shanley Allen and H
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