The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

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Andrew Carnie, Dan Siddiqi, Yosuke Sato
Routledge, Apr 29, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 734 pages

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches.

The handbook covers key issues within the field that include:

• core areas of syntactic empirical investigation,

• contemporary approaches to syntactic theory,

• interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system,

• experimental and computational approaches to syntax.

Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.


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Role and Reference Grammar
List of contributors
Argument structure
Jaume Mateu
The integration proliferation and expansion of functional
Functional structure inside nominal phrases
The syntax of adjectives
The syntax of adverbs
The morphologysyntax interface
domains and the syntaxphonology interface
Syntactic change
form memory and language
Major theories in acquisition of syntax research
Syntactic phenomena
The history of syntax
Comparative syntax

Case and grammatical relations
Abar movement
The syntax of ellipsis and related phenomena
Binding theory
Noun incorporation nonconfigurationality and polysynthesis
The syntaxsemanticspragmatics interface
The syntaxlexicon interface
Principles and ParametersMinimalism
Headdriven Phrase Structure Grammar
LexicalFunctional Grammar
Dependency Grammar
Morphosyntax in Functional Discourse Grammar
Construction Grammar
Categorial Grammar

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About the author (2014)

Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Arizona, USA.

Yosuke Sato is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the National University of Singapore.

Daniel Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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