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Author Trips, Carola,
Title English syntax in three dimensions : history - synchrony - diachrony / Carola Trips.
Imprint Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]

Author Trips, Carola,
Series De Gruyter Mouton Textbook
De Gruyter Mouton textbook.
Subject English language -- Syntax -- Textbooks.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: The history of grammar -- Introduction -- The Greeks and Romans and the first grammatical theory -- The Middle Ages -- Grammar in the Renaissance and the first grammars of English -- Modern linguistics and structuralism -- Chomsky and constituency grammars -- Part II: Synchronic analysis of English syntax -- Introduction -- Sentence structure of Present-Day English and New High German -- Dependency relations and linguistic universals -- Syntactic variation -- Comparative syntax from a synchronic perspective -- Movement and its application to the syntax of English -- Part III: Diachronic analysis of English syntax -- Introduction -- Sentence structure of Early English --Dependency relations in Early English -- Syntactic variation in Early English -- Comparative syntax from a diachronic perspective -- Syntactic movement in the history of English -- Epilogue.
Summary This book offers an introduction to syntax in three dimensions: part I deals with the history of grammatical theory, part II with synchronic aspects of Present-Day English, and part III with diachronic aspects of English. In this way the field of syntax is seen from a more general perspective than in other works presently available.
Note Textbook.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110290097 (electronic bk.)
311029009X (electronic bk.)
9783110289848 (pbk.)
3110289849 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783110290097
OCLC # 910447166
Additional Format Print version: Trips, Carola. English syntax in three dimensions 9783110289848 (OCoLC)910839667

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