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Understanding Syntax

by Maggie Tallerman

Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint...

The Meaning of Syntax: A Study in the Adjectives of English

by Connor Ferris

This book adopts a new approach to a major area of syntax - the way in which adjectives are bound together with other words in phrases or sentences.

The English Verb

by Frank Robert Palmer

A long established and highly regarded account of all aspects of the English verb taking account of recent work on tense, phase and aspect, and of the author's own research. Theoretical discussion is kept to...

English Historical Syntax

by David Denison

This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present....

The Acquisition of Syntax: Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics

by Marc-Ariel Friedemann & Luigi Rizzi

This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors...

Adverbs and Modality in English

by Leo Hoye

This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature...

Generative Grammar

by Geoffrey Horrocks

This book provides a critical review of the development of generative grammar, both transformational and non-transformational, from the early 1960s to the present, and presents contemporary results in the context...

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

by Andrew Carnie, Dan Siddiqi & Yosuke Sato

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive...

Point of View: A Linguistic Analysis of Literary Style: A Linguistic Analysis of Literary Style

by Susan L. Ehrlich

The purpose of Point of View, first published in 1990, is twofold: from the perspective of linguistics, to analyse the discourse structure of texts; from the perspective of literary studies, to explain certain...

Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses: Word Order and Relative Clauses

by Guglielmo Cinque

In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis...

Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies: The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context: The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

by Andrew Carnie & Heidi Harley

Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative...

Structure and Meaning in English: A Guide for Teachers

by Graeme Kennedy

Structure and Meaning in English is designed to help teachers of English develop an understanding of those aspects of English which are especially relevant for learners who speak other languages.

Using corpus...

An Introduction to English Grammar

by Gerald C. Nelson & Sidney Greenbaum

English Language and its usage has become extremely emotive issues in recent years. Recurring discussions in the media have highlighted a growing demand for a return to the study of language after decades of...

Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators

by Katherine McKinney-Bock & Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

This book is a compilation of manuscripts and publications from 2001-2010 by Jean-Roger Vergnaud, in collaboration with colleagues and students. This work is guided by the scientific belief that broader mathematical...

The Equilibrium of Human Syntax: Symmetries in the Brain

by Andrea Moro

This book assembles a collection of papers in two different domains: formal syntax and neurolinguistics. Here Moro provides evidence that the two fields are becoming more and more interconnected and that the...

Allomorphy in Inflexion

by Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

First published in 1987, this book broke new ground in research on inflectional morphology. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of languages, it shows that this is not just a phenomenon left over from obsolete...

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

by Andrew Carnie

Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive...

The Syntax of Mauritian Creole

by Anand Syea


languages have in recent years become a valuable source of data for current

theories of syntax and theories of child/adult language

acquisition. However, grammars of these languages, particularly those


After Piaget

by Eduardo Marti

“Highly recommended.”
—D. M. Chirico, Choice
This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death. This cutting edge work...

The Syntax Workbook: A Companion to Carnie's Syntax

by Andrew Carnie

The Syntax Workbook was written as a response to the students and instructors who, over the years, have requested more problem sets that give greater experience in analyzing syntactic structure. Aligned chapter-by-chapter...