In this long-awaited book--the first in a three-volume work--David M. Perlmutter has co-authored and edited ten essays that introduce relational grammar, a novel conception of sentence structure that offers far-reaching conclusions for universal grammar. The basic ideas of relational grammar can be simply stated. First, grammatical relations such as 'subject of, ' 'direct object of, ' and 'indirect object of, ' are needed to characterize the class of grammatical constructions in the clausal syntax of natural languages, to ...

Studies in Relational Grammar 1 1986, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226660523

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Studies in Relational Grammar 1 1983, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226660509