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Description - The Grammar of Raising and Control by W. D. Davies

"The Grammar of Raising and Control" surveys analyses across a range of theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic "Standard Theory" analysis (1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program, and provides readers with a critical understanding of these, helping them in the process to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general. This title distills a very successful graduate course in syntax from two prominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of theoretical frameworks.It provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of grammatical constructions as a means of examining the evolution of syntactic theory over the last thirty years. It helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments. It includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to familiarize themselves with the original literature while also providing discussion of the theoretical context in which they were written.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631233015
ISBN-10: 0631233016
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 175mm x 33mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. D. Davies

William D. Davies is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Iowa and is author of Choctaw Verb Agreement and Universal Grammar (1986). Stanley Dubinsky is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of South Carolina. He is co-editor of Objects and Other Subjects: Grammatical Functions, Functional Categories, and Configurationality (with William D. Davies, 2001).