P.H. Matthews ☆ 7 characters.
Accounts of syntax are usually based on two assumptions firstly that sentence comprises a hierarchy of phrases forming a 'tree' structure; and secondly that phrases
Have 'heads' On Which'heads' on which units These fundamental assumptions are uestioned in this critical survey which argues that neither concept is importa. Nt as is claimed and SYNTACTIC RELATIONS ARE FACT FAR VARIED DRAWING relations are in fact far varied Drawing data from English as well as major European languages it summarizes earlier accounts of syntactic structure and looks at the different ways in which specific constructions have been described the subject of much disagreement between linguis. Ts It explores the problems
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particular analyses and raises the whether syntax should be made simpler thananalyses and raises the whether syntax should be made simpler than is Suitable for non specialists and complete with a clear and useful glossary Syntactic Relations will become an essential and thought provoking read for students and researchers in linguistic theo. ,