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Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics #16: Lexical-Functional Syntax

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Lexical-Functional Syntax is the definitive text for Lexical-Functional Grammar in the field of syntax. Complete with integrated pedagogy and problem sets to support the text, this book provides an accessible, empirically motivated treatment of the mathematical architecture of LFG. It also covers the theoretical linguistic ideas that LFG can model, and discusses the wide range of crosslinguistic syntactic phenomena to which it has been applied.

The volume is essential to students and researchers who wish to look outside the Chomskyan framework for syntax. It shows why the Chomskyan formal architecture of structural transformations is less attractive for certain types of syntactic phenomena than an architecture of imperfect correspondences between parallel information structures. The book also illustrates how the best ideas from the transformational framework can be captured in a natural way. It gives a clear introduction to the fundamentals of a feature-logic based framework for syntax and provides extensive discussion of crosslinguistic applications, of particular interest to practitioners of feature-logic based approaches such as HPSG and Categorical Unification Grammar.

Synopsis:

Lexical-Functional Syntaxis the definitive text for Lexical-Functional Grammar in the field of syntax. Complete with integrated pedagogy and problem sets to support the text, this book provides an accessible, empirically-motivated treatment of the mathematical architecture of LFG. It also covers the theoretical linguistic ideas that LFG can model, and discusses the wide range of cross-linguistic syntactic phenomena to which it has been applied.

Synopsis:

Lexical-Functional Syntax is the definitive text for Lexical-Functional Grammar in the field of syntax. Complete with integrated pedagogy and problem sets to support the text, this book provides an accessible, empirically-motivated treatment of the mathematical architecture of LFG. It also covers the theoretical linguistic ideas that LFG can model, and discusses the wide range of cross-linguistic syntactic phenomena to which it has been applied.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [418]-439) and indexes.

About the Author

Joan Bresnan is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities and Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University and, formerly, at MIT. She is a past-president of the Linguistic Society of America and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association. She is co-editor, with Alex Alsina and Peter Sells, of Complex Predicates (1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Prologue.

Part I: On the Architecture of Universal Grammar:.

1. Nonconfigurationality.

2. Movement Paradoxes.

3. Lexicality and Argument Structure.

Part II: Formally Modelling the Architecture:.

4. A Formal Model of Syntactic Structure.

5. Monotonicity and Some of Its Consequences.

Part III: Inflectional Morphology and Phrase Structure Variation:.

6. A Theory of Structure-Function Mappings.

7. Endocentricity and Heads.

8. Pronoun Incorporation and Agreement.

9. Topicalization and Scrambling.

Part IV: On Functional Structures: Binding, Predication, and Control:.

10. Basic Binding Theory.

11. Types of Bound anaphors.

12. Predication Relations.

13. Anaphoric Control.

14. From Argument Structure to Functional Structure.

Problem Sets and Solutions.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631209744
Author:
Bresnan, Joan
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Bresnan
Author:
Bresman, Joan
Location:
Malden, Mass.
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general
Subject:
Syntax
Subject:
Lexical-functional grammar.
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
November 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
9.65x6.73x1.31 in. 1.78 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Grammar and Usage
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by , Lexical-Functional Syntaxis the definitive text for Lexical-Functional Grammar in the field of syntax. Complete with integrated pedagogy and problem sets to support the text, this book provides an accessible, empirically-motivated treatment of the mathematical architecture of LFG. It also covers the theoretical linguistic ideas that LFG can model, and discusses the wide range of cross-linguistic syntactic phenomena to which it has been applied.
"Synopsis" by , Lexical-Functional Syntax is the definitive text for Lexical-Functional Grammar in the field of syntax. Complete with integrated pedagogy and problem sets to support the text, this book provides an accessible, empirically-motivated treatment of the mathematical architecture of LFG. It also covers the theoretical linguistic ideas that LFG can model, and discusses the wide range of cross-linguistic syntactic phenomena to which it has been applied.
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