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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 Grammatical Foundations: Words
1 Language, Grammar and Linguistic Theory
2 Word Categories
2.1 The Lexicon
2.2 Categories
2.3 Morphological criteria for determining category
2.4 Distribution
3 A Typology of Word Categories
3.1 Categorial features
3.2 Predicates and arguments
3.3 Grammatical aspects of meaning
3.4 The Thematic categories
3.5 Functional Categories
3.6 Functionally underspecified categories
Check Questions
Test your knowledge
1.3 Sentences within phrases
1.4 Structural positions
1.5 Structural terminology
1.6 Labels
1.7 Rules
2 Grammatical Functions
2.1 The subject
2.2 The object
2.3 Indirect object
3 Testing for Structure
3.1 Substitution
3.2 Movement
3.3 Coordination
3.4 Single-word phrases
Chapter 3 Basic Concepts of Syntactic Theory
1 X-bar Theory
1.1 Rewrite rules and some terminology
1.2 Endocentricity
1.3 Heads and Complements
1.4 Specifiers
1.5 Adjuncts
1.6 Summary
2 Theoretical Aspects of Movement
2.1 Move
2.2 D-structure and S-structure
2.3 Traces
2.4 Locality Restrictions on movement
3 Conclusion
Chapter 4 The Determiner Phrase
1 Why the Noun is not the Head of the DP
2 The Internal Structure of the DP
2.1 Determiners and Complements
2.2 The Specifier of the DP
2.3 Adjunction within the DP
3 Multiple Determiners
4 Conclusion
Chapter 5 Verb Phrases
1 Event Structure and Aspect
2 Verb Types
2.1 Unaccusative verbs
2.2 Light verbs
2.3 Ergative verbs
2.4 Transitive verbs
2.5 Intransitive verbs
2.6 Multiple complement verbs
2.7 Phrasal verbs
2.8 Verbs with clausal complements
2.9 Summary
3 Aspectual Auxiliary Verbs
3.1 The auxiliary as a dummy
3.2 The nature of the aspectual morpheme
5 Conclusion
Chapter 6 Inflectional Phrases
1 The structure of IP
2 The syntax of inflection
2.1 Inserting auxiliaries into I
2.2 Do-insertion
2.3 Tense and Agreement
3 Movement to Spec IP
4 Adjunction within IP
Chapter 7 Complementiser Phrases
1 The structure of CP
2 The Clause as CP
3 Interrogative CPs
3.1 Basic positions within the CP
3.2 Wh-movement
3.3 Inversion
3.4 The interaction between wh-movement and inversion
3.5 Subject questions
4 Relative Clauses
4.1 The position of the relative clause inside the NP
4.2 A comparison between relative and interrogative clauses
5 Other fronting movements
5.1 Topicalisation
5.2 Focus fronting
5.3 Negative fronting
6 Conclusion
Chapter 8 The Syntax of Non-Finite Clauses
1 Exceptional and Small Clauses
1.1 Clauses without CP
2.1 Raising
2.2 Control
3 The Gerund
Check questions
Suggested Answers and Hints
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Basic English Syntax With Exercises

Basic English Syntax With Exercises

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