Syntactic issues in the English imperative

by Eric Potsdam

Publisher: Garland Pub. in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 428 Downloads: 354
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Subjects:

  • English language -- Imperative.,
  • English language -- Syntax.

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StatementEric Potsdam.
SeriesOutstanding dissertations in linguistics
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LC ClassificationsPE1290 .P68 1998
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Paginationx, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
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Open LibraryOL345324M
LC Control Number98004330

Analysing Word Order in the English Imperative* Eric Potsdam University of Florida Abstract This paper proposes that the syntax of inverted English imperatives such as Don’t you leave! assimilates to that of better studied polar interrogatives: both involve a conservative . B&N Exclusives Baby Boutique Boxed Sets Graphic Novels for Young Readers Kids' Classics Kids' Book Awards Personalized Books STEAM/STEM Books & Toys Summer Reading Trend Shop Age Groups 0 - 2 Years 3 - 5 Years 6 - 8 Years 9 - 12 Years. Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntax or minimalism, Radford outlines the core concepts and leading ideas and how they can be used to describe various aspects of the syntax of.   In English grammar, syntactic ambiguity (also called structural ambiguity or grammatical ambiguity) is the presence of two or more possible meanings within a single sentence or sequence of words, as opposed to lexical ambiguity, which is the presence of two or more possible meanings within a single intended meaning of a syntactically ambiguous phrase can generally—although not.

Proper Syntax in English Sentences. In English, a strong, active voice sentence will always have the subject doing the action of the sentence. These sentences will follow a basic subject-verb-object format. Below are a few examples of different types of syntax in English. Each of these examples has different syntax. Syntax: Basic Concepts and Applications provides a systematic introduction to core topics in syntax, focusing on how the basic concepts apply in the analysis of sentences. Assuming no background in linguistic analysis, the book gives students a working knowledge of syntactic analysis from a . A Contrastive Study of English and Arabic Syntax Nisrin, Khadija, Intisar, et al. holy book of Islam, has almost 25 varieties used in the Arab world comprising 25 present research can be viewed as standard Arabic. It is imperative to say here that Arabic language is a Semitic language with many varieties that diverge widely from. Books shelved as syntax: Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach by David Adger, Aspects of the Theory of.

This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Aarts, Bas, – English syntax and argumentation / Bas Aarts—2nd ed. —(Modern linguistics series). Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Coordination constructions can either conjoin or disjoin phrases or clauses. Languages vary in the strategies employed to establish these logical relationships, creating distributional contrasts and co-occurrence restrictions on the coordination particles. This paper describes negative coordination and puts forward an analysis for this unexplored topic in Arabic. English Verbs. Unlike many other widely-spoken Indo-European languages such as Spanish and French, the English verb system is largely. periphrastic. Periphrasis, in contrast to inflection, is “a phrase of two or more words used to express a grammatical relationship that could otherwise be expressed by the inflection of a single word.”.

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This study, first published inprovides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure.

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The specifier of IP is the canonical position for the subject in English and its presence is motivated by something like the Extended Projection Principle (Chomsky 1) or a strong D-feature of inflection (Chomsky ). This yields (2) as the scheme for an English clause.

Book Description This study, first published inprovides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure.

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This study, first published inprovides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure.

Syntactic issues in the English imperative By Eric Potsdam Reviewed by Peter Coopmans Summary by the author 1.

Introduction This dissertation investigates long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of the English imperative. Much earlier work within the generative tradition has claimed that the syntax of imperatives idiosyncratic­. CiteSeerX — Syntactic issues in the English imperative CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This dissertation investigates long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of the English imperative.

Much earlier work within the generative tradition has claimed that the syntax of imperatives idiosyncratic. Review: Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative by Eric Potsdam () University of California Santa Cruz. Imperative Clause Structure and its Realization in Old English Syntax by William Wriley Kruger () Arizona State University.

First Published in This work is an unrevised version of my University of California, Santa Cruz Ph.D. dissertation. The only changes that have been made are corrections of typographical errors, minor rewording, updating of references, a.

The book offers compelling empirical and descriptive evidence by surveying new typological data in critical assessment of competing hypotheses towards an indexical syntax of human language. An engaging read for students and researchers interested in linguistics, philosophy and the syntax of Cited by: 3.

Get this from a library. Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative. [Eric Potsdam] -- First Published in This work is an unrevised version of my University of California, Santa Cruz Ph.D. dissertation. The only changes that have been made are corrections of typographical.

Syntactic issues in the English imperative. [Eric Potsdam] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: English language -- Imperative. # English language--Syntax\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. In English grammar, an imperative sentence gives advice or instructions; it can also express a request or command.

These kinds of sentences are also known as directives because they provide direction to whoever is being : Richard Nordquist. Syntactic Issues in The English Imperative by Eric Potsdam Paperback Book S. Be the first to write a review. About this product. Brand new: lowest price.

The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). This study, first published inprovides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type.

It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

these works, which have set the course for teaching syntax over the years. Within this book, Chapters 1 to 5 cover the fundamental notions of English grammar. We start with the basic properties of English words, and then rules for combining these words to form well-formed phrases and, ultimately, clauses.

These chapters guide students through the. At a more general level, the book engages incurrent debate on one of the key issues in syntactic theory - the motivation for displacement operations in natural language.

M3 - Book. SN - X. SN - BT - The Syntax of Imperatives in English and Germanic Word Order Variation in the Minimalist Framework. PB - Palgrave. [This book] presents the major theoretical developments in generative syntax and the empirical arguments motivating them.

Beautifully and lucidly written, it is an invaluable resource for working linguists as well as a pedagogical tool of unequaled depth and breadth. The chief focus of the book is syntactic argumentation. Beginning with the fundamentals of generative syntax, it proceeds by a.

van der Wurff is a thorough history of the analysis of the imperative clause in generative grammar and a discussion of earlyst-century issues. Zhang explores some of these theoretical issues, notably going beyond English. Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. Imperatives and commands.

Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. E-mail Citation». This paper deals with some lexical and syntactic problems of translation and offers modest solutions to each. Among the lexical problems offered are the absence of direct TL counterparts, the different function of the TL counterpart, words with. As well as examining the syntactic behaviour of the imperative, the book proposes a semantic characterisation quite different from the types usually adopted, and links this to a pragmatic account of the wide range of ways in which imperatives may be used and : Eirlys Davies.

The book includes substantial updates on theoretical and methodological issues that have arisen in the decade since the first edition, as well as a significantly expanded bibliography. issues may lead advertisements slogans inaccuracies that may cause message distortion. To deal with such problems, analyzing linguistic mean to a great extent can help solve the problem.

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of English already know the rule of Tag-Formation, they must also know the syntactic categories involved in the rule; that is, native speakers of English, whatever their formal background in grammar, already have an underlying knowledge of such syntactic categories as sentence, aux­ iliary verb, tense, negative, and (subject) noun phrase.

For the educated, this book is an invaluable resource, one that allows for easy reference to any grammatical concept imaginable.

the book gives thousands of examples, but it also provides explicit reasoning why we should speak and write following certain patterns.

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imperative. Key for Diagrams: CP – complementizer phrase TP – tense phrase VP – verb phrase C – complementizer T – tense V – verb Imperative Constructions in English: A Syntactic Analysis In other types of constructions, syntactic theory has already had to devise certain kinds of features in order to explain consistent ‘movement.

The research is entitled Transformational Generative Grammar Analysis of English Imperative as Found in “Lie to Me” season 1 TV Series. The imperative sentences are analysed by using TGG. The imperative mood is a grammatical mood that forms a command or request. An example of a verb used in the imperative mood is the English phrase "Leave." Such imperatives imply a second-person subject (you), but some other languages also have first- and third-person imperatives, with the meaning of "let's (do something)" or "let him/her/them (do something)" (the forms may alternatively be.

The syntactic issue of English let construction has long been one of the hot topics in linguistic research. Opinions about its syntax are various among grammarians, especially about the problem of how to deal with let.

Systemic functional grammar claims that the relationship between meaning and form is realization, e.g. meaning is realized in form.About this book Introduction This volume examines several aspects of the syntax of imperative clauses in English and in a variety of other Germanic languages in the context of the challenge that apparent optional movement poses for the Minimalist Programme.syntactic mismatches between English and Spanish.

The research question of this study is to show to what extent current classifications of structural divergences cover the real problems between the SL and the TL.

Using Dorr‟s () and Mel‟čuk and Wanner‟s () works as main references we have.