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The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories (Syntax and Semantics, Vol 32) (Syntax and Semantics)

by Robert D. Borsley

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Published by Academic Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar & vocabulary,
  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Semantics (meaning),
  • Linguistics,
  • Semantics,
  • Syntax,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language,
  • Grammar,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages366
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9283518M
    ISBN 100126135320
    ISBN 109780126135329

    This book offers a systematic account of syntactic categories - the building blocks of sentences and the units of grammatical analysis - and explains their place in different theories of language. It sets out and clarifies the conflicting definitions of competing frameworks which frequently make it hard or impossible to compare grammars. Hi Bob, The use of –ing forms was touched on in a previous question (see ' –ing forms and post modification '), but it’s worth returning to, not least because your question raises interesting issues relating to word class and syntactic function.. The notion of word class (also called part of speech) is a convenient one for labelling purposes but tends to buckle under pressure.

      The comparative study of music and language is drawing an increasing amount of research interest. Like language, music is a human universal . Other articles where Syntactic Structures is discussed: Noam Chomsky: Rule systems in Chomskyan theories of language: The standard theory of Syntactic Structures and especially of Aspects of the Theory of Syntax employed a phrase-structure grammar—a grammar in which the syntactic elements of a language are defined by means of rewrite rules that specify their smaller constituents (e.g., “S.

    Experiments using novel verbs have demonstrated that by 3–4 years of age most children can readily assimilate novel verbs to abstract syntactic categories and schemas that they bring to the experiment, for example, taking a verb they have heard only in a passive sentence frame and using it in an active sentence frame10, However, the same is not true for younger children. Methods and data. Each CDI form contains a range of words from different syntactic categories. As in Chap we adopt the categorization of Bates et al. (), categorizing words into nouns; predicates (verbs, adjectives, and adverbs); and function words (also referred to as “closed class” words).For each child’s vocabulary, we compute the proportion of the words in each of these.


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The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories (Syntax and Semantics, Vol 32) (Syntax and Semantics) by Robert D. Borsley Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book brings together ten papers which discuss questions that arise in connection with the nature and function of syntactic categories.

The papers deal among other things with functional categories, the syntax-morphology interface, mixed constructions, English1/5(1). The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories Series: Syntax and Semantics, Volume: Welcome to Brill's new website, which replaces our Books & Journals platform.

If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here. Librarian administrators click here. The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories Series: Syntax and Semantics, Volume: 32; Editor: Robert Borsley. Newmeyer, The Discrete Nature of Syntactic Categories: Against Prototype-Based Account.

-- R. Kempson, W. Meyer-Viol, and D. Gabbay, Syntactic Computation As Labeled Deduction: WH. This book offers a systematic account of syntactic categories - the building blocks of sentences and the units of grammatical analysis - and explains their place in different theories of language.

It sets out and clarifies the conflicting definitions of competing frameworks which frequently make it hard or impossible to compare grammars/5(2).

these research strands with recent work on the nature of syntactic categories. This paper is organized as follows. We begin by summarizing the results of P&T Identifying Syntactic Categories 1 Syntactic categories are distributional not semantic One of the fundamental problems with the way traditional parts of speech are defined is that they are often a mixture of semantic and syntactic features, and the definitions are.

Clauses and clause elements (Most of the links in this handout go to the glossary of grammatical terms where you will find more explanations/examples than can be given in the handout.). Clause element (constituent): a word/phrase/clause that fulfils a syntactic function in a clause or a sentence 1.

Peter is reading. He is reading a thick novel. A syntactic category is a type of syntactic unit that theories of syntax assume. Word classes, largely corresponding to traditional parts of speech, are syntactic categories. In phrase structure grammars, the phrasal categories are also syntactic categories.

Dependency grammars, however, do not acknowledge phrasal categories. Word classes considered as syntactic categories may be called lexical categories, as distinct from phrasal categories. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories (Syntax and Semantics, Vol 32) (Syntax and Semantics) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Week 4: Grammatical functions 1. Recap p • one way of looking at the parts of sentences syntactic categories of words (word class, part of speech) and phrases • syntactic categories: major (N, V, A, Adv) vs.

minor (P, Conj, Det) • criteria: function (semantics: what sorts of things category. Form and Function Together 41 Semantic Roles 43 Exercises 46 4 Head, Complements, and Modifiers 49 Projectionsfrom Lexical Heads to Phrases 49 Internal vs. External Syntax 49 Notion of Head, Complements, and Modifiers 50 Differencesbetween Complementsand Modifiers 52 PS Rules, X -Rules, and Features   The classification of the book as a direct object in both (41) and (42) may have a semantic rather than a syntactic basis: there may be a tendency to assume that the book must bear the same grammatical function in each instance because its semantic role does not change.

Syntactic Structures is an influential work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky, originally published in It is an elaboration of his teacher's, Zellig Harris's, model of transformational generative grammar. A short monograph of about a hundred pages, Chomsky's presentation is recognized as one of the most significant studies of the 20th century, and in was selected by.

(syntactic rules determine the order of words in a sentence, and (how the words are grouped (the natural groupings of sentences are called phrases. The child found the puppy in the garden.

(the child) (found the puppy) (in the garden) (each constituent has a specific syntactic function in the sentence. Why Do We Study Syntax and What Is It Good for.

7 Exercises 9 2 From Words to Major Phrase Types 11 Introduction 11 Lexical Categories 11 Determining the Lexical Categories 11 Content vs. function words 16 Grammar with Lexical Categories 17 Phrasal Categories 19 Phrase Structure Rules 22 NP: Noun.

Traditional Grammar: Categories and Functions Within traditional grammar, the syntax of a language is described in terms of a taxonomy (i.e.

classificatory list) of the range of different types of syntactic structures found in the language. FUNCTION "ROLE" LEXICAL CATEGORY / PART OF SPEECH; Subject—(Subj) The subject is usually the cause, agent or doer of the action.

but may also be the experiencer of a state or thing undergoing a change ("be" or static verb).but may also be the thing (person, concept, entity) that we choose to place in the subject position (as in passive voice, or it, there,). Functional Categories and Syntactic Theory Article (PDF Available) in Annual Review of Linguistics 2(1) January with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Efforts to this effect led to what was later called the ‘Standard Theory’ of Generative Grammar. Based on preparatory ideas discussed, inter alia, in Katz and Postal (), it is formulated in Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax ().

The core point is a reassessment of the nature. The syntactic language level can be described with the help of special linguistic terms and notions:syntactic unit, syntactic form, syntactic meaning, syntactic function, syntactic position, and syntactic relations.

Syntactic unit is always a combination that has at least two constituents. The basic syntactic units are a word-group, a clause, a.The book actually has several aims for a student learner, who wants to learn to functions and categories in sentence analysis, to be acknowledged to functions and categoris, learning how to analyse and recognize categories and their structure, using descriptive method and terminology, and developing their skill in syntactic argumentation/5(1).Syntax, lexical categories, and morphology 3 this book is focussed on syntax, morphology will nevertheless be an important part of the discussion.

Thus a more complex picture of the nature of language emerges than that given in Figure ; it is summarized in Figure All of the examples looked at so far involve simple sentences, but one of.