An Introduction to Syntax

By Robert D. Van Valin Jr. | Go to book overview

List of figures
1.1 Language as a correlation between gestures and meaning page1
1.2 Language as a correlation between gestures and meaning (revised)3
2.1 Verb-specific semantic roles and thematic relations29
2.2 Continuum from verb-specific semantic roles to grammatical relations31
2.3 Accusative versus ergative patterns36
2.4 Structure of relative clauses47
2.5 Structure of matrix-coding-as-subject construction50
2.6 Structure of matrix-coding-as-object construction50
2.7 Structure of control construction in (2.64a)53
2.8 Structure of control construction in (2.64b)54
2.9 Structure of conjunction-reduction construction in (2.70b)56
3.1 Preliminary dependency representation102
3.2 Enhanced representation102
3.3 Yagua head-marking PP 'in the canoe'103
3.4 Swahili head-marking clause in (3.16)103
3.5 Representation of Kalkatunga sentence in (3.2a¢)103
3.6 Representation of Croatian sentence in (3.1b)104
3.7 Coordination of NPs and Vs104
3.8 Active and passive clauses in English104
3.9 Grammatical relations versus macroroles in Yidi¤ and English105
3.10 Malagasy object complement105
3.11 English infinitival complement105
3.12 Dyirbal relative clause106
3.13 Enhanced representations of English control construction and Dyirbal relative clause106
4.1 Aspects of a phrase-structure tree115
4.2 Preliminary phrase-structure tree for (4.3a)117
4.3 Phrase-structure trees for the two readings of (4.12a)118
4.4 Tree diagram for (4.17b)118
4.5 Constituent structure of (4.13b)119
4.6 Constituent structure of (4.19a)120

-ix-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
An Introduction to Syntax
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Chapter 1 - Syntax, Lexical Categories, and Morphology 1
  • Chapter 2 - Grammatical Relations 21
  • Chapter 3 - Dependency Relations 86
  • Chapter 4 - Constituent Structure 110
  • Chapter 5 - Grammar and Lexicon 144
  • Chapter 6 - Theories of Syntax 172
  • References 227
  • Language Index 234
  • Index 236
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 239

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.