From transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches. Second revised and extended edition
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
This book introduces formal grammar theories that play a role in current linguistic theorizing (Phrase Structure Grammar, Transformational Grammar/Government & Binding, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Construction Grammar, Tree Adjoining Grammar). The key assumptions are explained and it is shown how the respective theory treats arguments and adjuncts, the active/passive alternation, local reorderings, verb placement, and fronting of constituents over long distances. The analyses are explained with German as the object language.
KeywordsLinguistics; Construction grammar; Head-driven phrase structure grammar; Semantics; Syntax; Verb
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Publication date and place2018-03-22
SeriesTextbooks in Language Sciences,