Understanding Syntax Hardback
Part of the Understanding Language series
Assuming no prior grammatical knowledge, Understanding Syntax explains and illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology involved in the study of cross-linguistic syntax.
Taking a theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint throughout, this book:introduces syntactic typology, syntactic description and the major typological categories found in the languages of the world;clarifies with examples grammatical constructions and relationships between words in a clause, including word classes and their syntactic properties; grammatical relations such as subject and object; case and agreement processes; passives; questions and relative clauses;features in-text and chapter-end exercises to extend the reader's knowledge of syntactic concepts and argumentation, drawing on data from over 100 languages;highlights the principles involved in writing a brief syntactic sketch of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to include extended exercises in all chapters, updated further readings, and more extensive checklists for students.
Accompanying e-resources have also been updated to include hints for instructors and additional links to further reading. Understanding Syntax is an essential textbook for students studying the description of language, cross-linguistic syntax, language typology and linguistic fieldwork.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 350 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and w
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/12/2019
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9780367198411