Offering a compelling perspective on the structure of the human language, this book addresses the proper balance between syntax and semantics, between structure and derivation, and between rule systems and lexicon. It argues that the balance struck by mainstream generative grammar is wrong. This book is a major step forward for linguistics. Its systematic, accessible style of analysis heralds a renaissance in syntax, not just for specialists but for everyone. Two master syntacticians show how far current syntactic theory ...

Simpler Syntax 2005, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199271092

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Simpler Syntax 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199271085