The Syntactic Phenomena of English

The Syntactic Phenomena of English

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This second edition of James D. McCawley's classic textbook offers in one volume a complete course in the syntactic structure of English. New to this edition are sections on appositive constructions, parasitic gaps, contrastive negation, and comparative conditional sentences, as well as expanded coverage of cleft sentences and free relatives. The presentation is coherent, comprehensive, and systematically organized, beginning with an overview of McCawley's approach to syntactic analysis and progressing through the major constructions and processes of English grammar. No prior special knowledge of syntax is presupposed, and the number and variety of exercises after each chapter have been increased. And now available from the author! Answers to Selected Exercises. Instructors using James D. McCawley's The Syntactic Phenomena of English, Second Edition may request a complimentary copy of Answers to Selected Exercises in The Syntactic Phenomena of English by writing on their department's letterhead to the author, James D. McCawley, Department of Linguistics, 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. [Note: This material is available only from the author and is not available from the University of Chicago Press.]That is, if only has Mary as its focus, it is placed in (23a) as if the adverb is outside of a constituent containing inform and Mary, while in ... For example, it is often not obvious whether a given V NP PP sequence is simply a VP in which the three items are sisters or contains ... between sending a copy of the book to me and showing one to me, and between writing a poem for me and reciting it for me) provideanbsp;...

Title:The Syntactic Phenomena of English
Author:James D. McCawley
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1988


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