The Syntax of French
By (author) Paul Rowlett
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Syntax of French by Paul Rowlett
Book DescriptionFrench is a syntactically interesting language, with aspects of its word order and clause structure triggering a variety of important developments in syntactic theory. This is a concise and accessible guide to the syntax of Modern French, providing a clear overview of those aspects of the language that are of particular interest to linguists. A broad variety of topics are covered, including the development and spread of French; the evolution of its syntax; syntactic variation; lexical categories; noun, verb and adjective phrases; clause structure; movement; and agreement. Drawing on the work of a wide range of scholars, it highlights the important role of French in the development of syntactic theory and shows how French challenges some fundamental assumptions about syntactic structure. An engaging and in-depth guide to all that is interesting about French, The Syntax of French will be invaluable to students and scholars of syntactic theory and comparative linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521542999
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Rowlett
Syntax of French, Hardback (March 2007)
Concise, accessible guide to the syntax of Modern French, showing its contribution to syntactic theory.
French Language Today, Hardback (June 2000)
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the French language from the perspective of modern linguistics. Features include a further reading guide at the end of each chapter, a glossary of linguistic terms, a bibliography and index.
Sentential Negation in French, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by Paul Rowlett
This is the first full-length study of the phenomenon of sentential negation in French. Paul Rowlett assesses, from a generative perspective, the respective contribution made to the expression of clausal polarity by ne, pas, and elements such as jamais and personne.
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Author Biography - Paul Rowlett
Paul Rowlett is Head of the School of Languages at Salford University, UK.
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