Non-Transformational Syntax: Formal and Explicit Models of Grammar
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This authoritative introduction explores the four main non-transformational syntactic frameworks: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, and Simpler Syntax. It also considers a range of issues that arise in connection with these approaches, including questions about processing and acquisition.
- An authoritative introduction to the main alternatives to transformational grammar
- Includes introductions to three long-established non-transformational syntactic frameworks: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar, and Categorial Grammar, along with the recently developed Simpler Syntax
- Brings together linguists who have developed and shaped these theories to illustrate the central properties of these frameworks and how they handle some of the main phenomena of syntax
- Discusses a range of issues that arise in connection with non-transformational approaches, including processing and acquisition