Elements of Structural Syntax

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This volume appears now finally in English, sixty years after the death of its author, Lucien Tesnière. It has been translated from the French original into German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian, and now at long last into English as well. The volume contains a comprehensive approach to the syntax of natural languages, an approach that is foundational for an entire stream in the modern study of syntax and grammar. This stream is known today as dependency grammar (DG). Drawing examples from dozens of languages, many of which he was proficient in, Tesnière presents insightful analyses of numerous phenomena of syntax. Among the highlights are the concepts of valency and head-initial vs. head-final languages. These concepts are now taken for granted by most modern theories of syntax, even by phrase structure grammars, which represent, in a sense, the opposite sort of approach to syntax from what Tesnière was advocating.

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[Not in series, 185]  2015.  lxxxii, 698 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of stemmas
xvii–xxvii
Translators’ Introduction
Sylvain Kahane and Timothy Osborne
xxix–lxxiii
Foreword
lxxv
Preface to the first original edition
lxxvii–lxxxi
Preface to the second original edition
lxxxi–lxxxii
Part 1. The connection
Preamble
3–96
Structure of the simple sentence
97–189
Question and negation
191–237
Valency
239–284
Metataxis
285–323
Part 2. Junction
325–362
Part 3. Transfer
Introduction
365–413
First-degree transfer, simple transfer
415–481
First-degree transfer, multiple transfer
483–550
Second degree transfer, simple transfer
551–632
Second-degree transfer, multiple transfer
633–644
Applications
645–680
Index of terms
681–690
Index of languages
691–693
Index of linguists
695–696
Index of citations
697–698
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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