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By Paul R. Kroeger

examining Syntax: A Lexical-Functional strategy is a accomplished and obtainable 2004 textbook on syntactic research, designed for college students of linguistics at complicated undergraduate or graduate point. operating in the 'Lexical sensible Grammar' (LFG) strategy, it presents scholars with a framework for interpreting and describing grammatical constitution, utilizing wide examples from either ecu and non-European languages. themes lined contain: checks for constituency, passivization and different relation-changing strategies, reflexive pronouns, the keep an eye on relation, subject and concentration, relative clauses and Wh-questions, causative structures, serial verbs, 'quirky case', and ergativity. in addition to development on what linguists have discovered approximately language ordinarily, specific awareness is paid to the original positive aspects of person languages. whereas its basic concentration is on syntactic constitution, the ebook additionally offers with elements of which means, functionality and word-structure which are at once appropriate to syntax. essentially organised into subject matters, this textbook is perfect for one-semester classes in syntax and grammatical analysis.

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