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The Syntactic Phenomena of English

This second edition of James D. McCawley's classic textbook offers in one volume a complete course in the syntactic structure of English. New to this edition are sections on appositive constructions, parasitic gaps, contrastive negation, and comparative conditional sentences, as well as expanded coverage of cleft sentences and free relatives. The presentation is coherent, comprehensive, and systematically organized, beginning with an overview of McCawley's approach to syntactic analysis and progressing through the major constructions and processes of English grammar. No prior special knowledge of syntax is presupposed, and the number and variety of exercises after each chapter have been increased.

And now available from the author! Answers to Selected Exercises.

Instructors using James D. McCawley's The Syntactic Phenomena of English, Second Edition may request a complimentary copy of Answers to Selected Exercises in The Syntactic Phenomena of English by writing on their department's letterhead to the author, James D. McCawley, Department of Linguistics, 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. [Note: This material is available only from the author and is not available from the University of Chicago Press.]

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition Preface to First Edition Abbreviations and Special Symbols 1. Introduction 2. Overview of the Scheme of Syntactical Analysis Adopted Below 3. Some Tests for Deep and Surface Constituent Structure 4. Some Subject-Changing Transformations 5.Complements 6. Rule Interaction 7. Syntactic Categories 8. Auxiliary Verbs 9. Coordination 10. Surface Combinatoric Rules 11. Anaphora 12. The Structure of Noun Phrases 13. Relative Clauses 14. Interrogative Clauses 15. Principles Restricting and Extending the Application of Transformations 16. Other Types of Nondeclarative Sentences 17. Negation 18. Scope of Quantifiers and Negations 19. Adverbs 20. Comparative Constructions 21. Discourse Syntax 22. Patches and Syntactic Mimicry Selected Wrong Answers to Exercises References Index

About the Author

James D. McCawley is the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including Adverbs, Vowels and Other Objects of Wonder and Everything that Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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