The Clause in English : In honour of Rodney Huddleston (Studies in Language Companion Series)


The Clause in English : In honour of Rodney Huddleston (Studies in Language Companion Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 349 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789027230485
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The focus in this volume is on grammatical aspects of the clause in English, presenting a fine balance between theoretically- and descriptively-oriented approaches. Some authors investigate the status and properties of 'minor' or 'fringe' constructions, including 'deictic-presentationals'; non-restrictive relative clauses with that; 'isolated if-clauses', and 'exceptional clauses'. In some articles the validity of conventional accounts and approaches is questioned: such as traditional constituency trees and labelled bracketings as a means of representing relationships between parenthetical elements and their 'hosts'; or traditional morphophonemic analyses as explanations for Ross's 'doubl-ing' constraint. While some authors question commonly made assumptions (for example those concerning the relationships of clauses to sentences and propositions; or those concerning the status of post-head dependents in the NP), others appeal to new frameworks (for instance 'emergence theory' is used as a source of inspiration in dealing with 'intransitive prepositions'). This collection also includes articles that adopt a solidly corpus-based approach.
The Clause in English has been prepared by colleagues past and present, friends and admirers of Rodney Huddleston, in order to honour his consistently outstanding contribution to grammatical theory and description.


1. Contributors; 2. Introduction (by Collins, Peter); 3. Curriculum Vitae of Rodney Desmond Huddleston; 4. The semantics of English quantifiers (by Allan, Keith); 5. Language, linear precedence and parentheticals (by Burton-Roberts, Noel); 6. The English modifier well (by Cattell, Ray); 7. The deictic-presentation construction in English (by Collins, Peter); 8. Relative clauses: Structure and typology on the periphery of standard English (by Comrie, Bernard); 9. Post nominal modifiers in the English noun phrase (by Fries, Peter H.); 10. Elliptical clauses in spoken and written English (by Greenbaum, Sidney); 11. On the nature of ?: I believe Jack to arrive tomorrow (by Higuchi, Hisashi Q.); 12. Intransitive prepositions: are they viable? (by Lee, David); 13. Sentences, clauses, statements and propositions (by Lyons, John); 14. Some interactions between tense and negation in English (by McCawley, James D.); 15. The English accusative-and-infinitive construction: A categorial analysis (by Payne, John); 16. On the boundaries of syntax: Non-syntagmatic relations (by Peterson, Peter G.); 17. Gerund participles and head-complement inflection conditions (by Pullum, Geoffrey K.); 18. Isolated if-clauses in Australian English (by Stirling, Lesley); 19. Functional and structural: the practicalities of clause knowledge in language education (by Wales, Lynn); 20. Subject Index