Syntactic Analysis and Description A Constructional Approach, by Lockwood, David
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- ISBN: 9780826455222 | 0826455220
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/31/2003
This book is designed to teach undergraduate and beginning graduate students about the varieties of syntactic phenomena in different languages and a method of analyzing and describing them. The method is based on the concept of the syntactic construction, which is shared by various views of language structure. In this particular presentation, a construction is characterized as a combination of obligatory and optional functions, and each of these functions is related to a class of manifestations. Syntax as a whole is then seen as interrelating constructions on the ranks (size-levels) of the phrase, clause, and sentence.