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By Ivan A. Sag, Thomas Wasow

This moment variation of Syntactic thought: a proper Introduction expands and improves upon a really certain introductory syntax textbook. just like the first version, its concentration is at the improvement of accurately formulated grammars whose empirical predictions could be without delay demonstrated. there's additionally substantial emphasis at the prediction and evaluate of grammatical hypotheses, in addition to on integrating syntactic hypotheses with concerns of semantic analysis.

The publication covers the center parts of English syntax from the final region century, together with complementation, regulate, "raising constructions," passives, the auxiliary approach, and the research of lengthy distance dependency structures. Syntactic Theory's step by step creation to a constant grammar in those middle parts is complemented by means of large challenge units drawing from various languages.

The book's theoretical point of view is gifted within the context of present types of language processing, and the sensible worth of the constraint-based, lexicalist grammatical structure proposed has already been proven in computing device language processing purposes. This completely remodeled moment version comprises revised and prolonged challenge units, up to date analyses, extra examples, and extra distinctive exposition throughout.

Praise for the 1st edition:
"Syntactic concept units a brand new commonplace for introductory syntax volumes that every one destiny books can be measured against."—Gert Webelhuth, magazine of Linguistics

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