The Clause in English

In honour of Rodney Huddleston

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| University of NSW
| University of Queensland
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The focus in this volume is on grammatical aspects of the clause in English, presenting a fine balance between theoretically- and descriptively-oriented approaches. Some authors investigate the status and properties of ‘minor’ or ‘fringe’ constructions, including ‘deictic-presentationals’; non-restrictive relative clauses with that; ‘isolated if-clauses’, and ‘exceptional clauses’. In some articles the validity of conventional accounts and approaches is questioned: such as traditional constituency trees and labelled bracketings as a means of representing relationships between parenthetical elements and their ‘hosts’; or traditional morphophonemic analyses as explanations for Ross’s ‘doubl-ing’ constraint. While some authors question commonly made assumptions (for example those concerning the relationships of clauses to sentences and propositions; or those concerning the status of post-head dependents in the NP), others appeal to new frameworks (for instance ‘emergence theory’ is used as a source of inspiration in dealing with ‘intransitive prepositions’). This collection also includes articles that adopt a solidly corpus-based approach.
The Clause in English has been prepared by colleagues past and present, friends and admirers of Rodney Huddleston, in order to honour his consistently outstanding contribution to grammatical theory and description.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 45]  1999.  xv, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributors
vii
Introduction
Peter Collins and David Lee
ix
Curriculum Vitae of Rodney Desmond Huddleston
xvii
The semantics of English quantifiers
Keith Allan
1
Language, linear precedence and parentheticals
Noel Burton-Roberts
33
The English modifier well
Ray Cattell
53
The deictic-presentation construction in English
Peter Collins
67
Relative clauses: Structure and typology on the periphery of standard English
Bernard Comrie
81
Post nominal modifiers in the English noun phrase
Peter H. Fries
93
Elliptical clauses in spoken and written English
Sidney Greenbaum and Gerald Nelson
111
On the nature of ?: I believe Jack to arrive tomorrow
Hisashi Q. Higuchi
127
Intransitive prepositions: are they viable?
David Lee
133
Sentences, clauses, statements and propositions
John Lyons
149
Some interactions between tense and negation in English
James D. McCawley
177
The English accusative-and-infinitive construction: A categorial analysis
John Payne
187
On the boundaries of syntax: Non-syntagmatic relations
Peter G. Peterson
229
Gerund participles and head-complement inflection conditions
Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky
251
Isolated if-clauses in Australian English
Lesley Stirling
273
Functional and structural: the practicalities of clause knowledge in language education
Lynn Wales
295
Subject Index
323
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98039788