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English Grammar by Liliane Haegeman
Book DescriptionThis book is intended primarily for undergraduate students of English, though it will also be useful for undergraduates in linguistics focusing on English. It shows how a restricted set of principles can account for a wide range of the phenomena of English syntax.While the main focus of the book is empirical, it introduces important theoretical concepts: theta theory, X-bar theory, case theory, locality, binding theory, economy, full interpretation, functional projections. In doing so it prepares the student for more advanced theoretical work. The authors integrate many recent insights into the nature of syntactic structure into their discussion. They present information in a gradual way: hypotheses developed in early chapters are reviewed and modified in subsequent ones. The authors also pay attention to the relation between structure and interpretation and to language variation, and particularly to register variation. They include a wide range of diverse exercises, giving the student an opportunity for creative individual work on English.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631188391
(247mm x 174mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Liliane Haegeman
Modern Course in English Syntax, Hardback (August 2015)
This popular course book gives students of English and linguistics a systematic account of the rules of English syntax, and acquaints them with the general methodology of syntactic description. It teaches them how to formulate syntactic arguments, and how to apply the tests in the analysis of sentences.
Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery, Paperback (November 2012)
Uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages.
Syntax of Negation, Paperback (November 2005)
Demonstrates sentential negation within a Government and Binding framework, showing parallelism between negative and interrogative sentences.
Thinking Syntactically, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Liliane Haegeman
Thinking Syntactically: A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis is a textbook designed to teach introductory students the skills of relating data to theory and theory to data. * Helps students develop their thinking and argumentation skills rather than merely introducing them to one particular version of syntactic theory.
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Author Biography - Liliane Haegeman
Liliane Haegeman is Professor of English Linguistics at Universite Charles de Gaulle Lille 3. Her previous books include Introduction to Government and Binding Theory, Second Edition (Blackwell, 1994). Jacqueline Gueron is Professor of Linguistics at Universite de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle.
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