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This authoritative reference grammar has been especially constructed for complex scholars and lecturers of English.

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Contents quantity 1
Preface............................................ vii
I. creation: Syntax in Linguistics
1. Syntax − The kingdom of a debatable paintings · Tibor Kiss and Artemis
Alexiadou ....................................... 1
2. SyntacticConstructions·PeterSvenonius .................... 15
3. SyntaxanditsInterfaces:AnOverview·LouiseMycock . . . . . . . . . . . 24
II. The Syntactic Tradition
4. TheIndianGrammaticalTradition·PeterRaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
5. ArabicSyntacticResearch·JonathanOwens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
6. Prestructuralist and Structuralist methods to Syntax · Pieter A. M. Seuren 134
III. Syntactic Phenomena
7. Syntactic different types and Subcategories · Hans-Jürgen Sasse . . . . . . . . . 158
8. GrammaticalRelations·BeatricePrimus ..................... 218
9. ArgumentsandAdjuncts·PeterAckema ..................... 246
10. The Morpho-Syntactic Realisation of Negation · Hedde Zeijlstra . . . . . . . 274
11. TheSyntacticRoleofAgreement·StephenWechsler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
12. VerbSecond·AndersHolmberg .......................... 342
13. DiscourseConfigurationality·KatalinÉ.Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
14. Control·BarbaraStiebels ............................. 412
15. PronominalAnaphora·SilkeFischer ....................... 446
16. Coordination·KatharinaHartmann ........................ 478
17. WordOrder·WernerFrey ............................. 514
18. Ellipsis·LobkeAelbrecht ............................. 562
19. Syntactic results of Cliticization · Anna Cardinaletti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 595
20. Ergativity·AmyRoseDeal ............................ 654
21. RelativeClausesandCorrelatives·RajeshBhatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 708
22. VoiceandValenceChange·EditDoron ..................... 749
23. Syntax and Grammar of Idioms and Collocations · Christiane Fellbaum . . . 777
xii Contents
Volume 2
IV. Syntactic Models
24. Minimalism·MarcRichards ............................ 803
25. Lexical-Functional Grammar · Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King . . . 839
26. Optimality-TheoreticSyntax·GereonMüller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875
27. HPSG−ASynopsis·StefanMüller ....................... 937
28. ConstructionGrammar·MirjamFried ...................... 974
29. Foundations of Dependency and Valency thought · Michael Klotz . . . . . . 1004
30. DependencyGrammar·TimothyOsborne .................... 1027
31. Categorial Grammar · Jason Baldridge and Frederick Hoyt
. ......... 1045
. ......... 1088
. ......... 1128
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. ......... 1198
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V. Interfaces
32. Syntax and the Lexicon · Artemis Alexiadou . . .
33. The Syntax-Morphology Interface · Heidi Harley .
34. Phonological facts in Syntax · Michael Wagner
35. The Syntax-Semantics Interface · Winfried Lechner
36. The Syntax-Pragmatics Interface · George Tsoulas
. ... . . ... . ... . ... . . ... .
VI. Theoretical methods to chose Syntactic Phenomena
37. ArgumentsandAdjuncts·DanielHole ...................... 1284
38. ModelsofControl·TiborKiss .......................... 1321
39. TheoriesofBinding·SilkeFischer ........................ 1357
40. WordOrder·KlausAbels .........................
Volume 3
VII. Syntactic Sketches
41. German:AGrammaticalSketch·StefanMüller . . . . . . . . . . . .
42. Hindi-Urdu: principal matters in Syntax · Alice Davison . . . . . . . . .
43. Mandarin·LisaL.-S.ChengandRintSybesma . . . . . . . . . . . . .
44. Japanese·TakaoGunji ...........................
45. Georgian·AliceC.HarrisandNinoAmiridze . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46. TheBantuLanguages·LestonChandlerBuell . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47. Tagalog·PaulSchachter ..........................
48. Warlpiri · Kenneth L. Hale, Mary Laughren and Jane Simpson . . . .
49. CreoleLanguages·DerekBickerton ...................
50. Northern Straits Salish · Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins and Janet Leonard
51. SyntacticSketch:Bora·FrankSeifart ..................
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. ... 1447 . ... 1478 . ... 1518 . ... 1559 . ... 1588 . ... 1622 . ... 1658 . ... 1677 . ... 1710
... 1726 . ... 1764
Contents
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VIII. The Cognitive Perspective
52. SyntaxandLanguageAcquisition·SonjaEisenbeiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
53. SyntaxandLanguageDisorders·MartinaPenke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54. SyntaxandLanguageProcessing·ClaudiaFelser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IX. past Syntax
55. SyntaxandCorpora·HeikeZinsmeister .....................
56. SyntaxandStylistics·MonikaDoherty .....................
57. SyntaxandLexicography·RainerOsswald ...................
58. Computational Syntax · Emily M. Bender, Stephen Clark and Tracy
HollowayKing ....................................
59. ReferenceGrammars·IrinaNikolaeva ......................
60. LanguageDocumentation·EvaSchultze-Berndt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61. Grammar within the school room · Anke Holler and Markus Steinbach . . . . . . .
Indexes
Languageindex ....................................... Subjectindex .......................................

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