A Dependency Grammar of English

An introduction and beyond

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Dependency grammar (DG) is an approach to the syntax of natural languages with a long and venerable tradition, yet awareness of its potential to serve as a basis for principled analyses of natural language syntax is minimal due to the predominance of phrase structure grammar (PSG). This book presents a DG of English with two main goals in mind. The first is to make the principles of dependency syntax accessible to a general audience so that the novice linguist as well as the seasoned syntactician becomes fully aware of what makes DG unique as an approach to the study of natural language syntax. The second is to present and develop a version of DG that then serves as a principled basis for the investigation of central areas of the syntax of English, such as long-distance dependencies, coordination, ellipsis, valency, etc. An overarching theme in all this is that DG is simple compared to PSG, yet despite this simplicity, it is quite effective at shedding light on the nature of syntactic phenomena.
[Not in series, 224]  2019.  ix, 447 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Some concepts of syntactic theory
1–31
Chapter 2. Dependency and phrase structure
33–72
Chapter 3. The argument for dependency
73–104
Chapter 4. Units of structure
105–134
Chapter 5. Morphological, semantic, and prosodic dependencies
135–157
Chapter 6. Valency
159–198
Chapter 7. Word order
199–241
Chapter 8. Types of discontinuities
243–267
Chapter 9. Islands
269–295
Chapter 10. Coordination
297–320
Chapter 11. The structure of coordination
321–348
Chapter 12. Ellipsis
349–378
Chapter 13. More ellipsis
379–407
Chapter 14. The syntax of comparatives
409–426
References
429–438
Concluding statements
437
Index of authors
439
Subject index
443–447
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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