Surface Syntax of English

A formal model within the meaning-text framework

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This book is the first attempt to describe the syntax of Contemporary English exclusively in terms of dependencies (most American works on the subject being in terms of phrase structure, or constituency). The three main features of it are: (1) a fully formal presentation, (2) a reasonably complete coverage of English surface syntax, and (3) an exposition oriented towards human readers (rather than computers).
The book can be recommended for several categories of readers: specialists in English syntax, linguists interested in general and theoretical syntax, computational linguists, researchers in related fields (including psychology and artificial intelligence) concerned with automatic processing (both synthesis and analysis) of English texts.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Preface
xiii
Foreword
xv
Acknowledgements
xvii
Introduction
1
§1. Three raisons d'être of this Book
1
§2. Five Main Characteristics of the Syntactic Approach in this Book
4
3. Organization of this Book
9
Chapter I. A Brief Outline of the Meaning-Text Theory and the Corresponding Linguistic Model
12
§1. General Remarks
12
§2. Levels of Utterance Representation in the Meaning-Text Model
15
§3. General Design of the Meaning-Text Model
34
§4. Five Basic Principles of the Meaning-Text Approach
43
Chapter II. Surface-Syntactic Representation for English Sentences
46
§1. General Characterization of the Surface-Syntactic Representation
46
§2. Surface-Syntactic Structure
48
§3. Conditions for Grammatical Correctness of English Surface-Syntactic Structures
78
§4. Surface-Syntactic Relations in Modern English
85
Specimens of Surface-Syntactic Structures for English Sentences
157
Chapter III. Deep-Morphological Representation for English Sentences
163
§1. General Characterization of the Deep-Morphological Representation (of a Sentence)
163
§2. Deep-Morphological Structure
165
§3. Conditions for Grammatical Correctness of English Deep-Morphological Structures
166
§4. Morphological Variables and Values of Wordforms in Modern English
167
Chapter IV. Surface-Syntactic Component of English
178
§1. General Characterization of the Surface-Syntactic Component
178
§2. The Notion of Syntagm
186
§3. Syntagms of Modern English
198
Appendix I. Parts of Speech and Syntactic Features of English Lexemes
471
Appendix II. Standard Subtrees
485
A. Internal Structure of Standard Subtrees
485
B. External Connections of Standard Subtrees
490
C. Distribution (among the Individual Nodes of the Subtree) of Labels that are Attached to the Subtree Symbol as a Whole
491
Appendix III. List of English Lexemes Mentioned in Syntagms (‘Syntactic’ Lexemes)
493
Appendix IV. Samples of English Syntactic Phenomena Unaccounted for in the Proposed Description
501
References
507
Subject and Term Index
521
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86006884