Essentials of Grammatical Theory: A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology

1st Edition

D. J. Allerton

Routledge
Published March 27, 2018
Reference - 326 Pages
ISBN 9781138698079 - CAT# Y288679
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

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Summary

The aim of this book, first published in 1979, is to provide a sound basic introduction to the study of grammar within linguistics. The work concentrates primarily on the core of grammatical theory rather than a single narrow theoretical viewpoint. After introductory chapters on the study of language and language as a semiotic system, the precise tasks of grammatical theory are clearly outlined. The aims and problems of generative grammar are then described, and the importance of grammatical analysis is highlighted. The central part of the book is devoted to the fundamental questions of syntactic theory and a detailed study of morphology. Finally, the author surveys the problems of grammar beyond the sentence. This title will be of interest to students of linguistics.

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