Lexical-Functional Syntax (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics) (Paperback)

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Lexical-Functional Syntax, 2nd Edition, the definitive text for Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) with a focus on syntax, is updated to reflect recent developments in the field.

  • Provides both an introduction to LFG and a synthesis of major theoretical developments in lexical-functional syntax over the past few decades
  • Includes in-depth discussions of a large number of syntactic phenomena from typologically diverse languages
  • Features extensive problem sets and solutions in each chapter to aid in self-study
  • Incorporates reader feedback from the 1st Edition to correct errors and enhance clarity

About the Author

Joan Bresnan is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities Emerita at Stanford University and a Senior Researcher at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information. One of the principal architects of lexical-functional grammar, Bresnan is a former President of the Linguistic Society of America, an inaugural Fellow of the LSA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, a Fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, and a Guggenheim Fellow.Ash Asudeh is University Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College, and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is a recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario and the E.W. Beth Prize. He is the author of The Logic of Pronominal Resumption (2012).Ida Toivonen is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Carleton University. She has published on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; and is the author of Non-Projecting Words (2001), and co-editor of Saami Linguistics (2007).Stephen Wechsler is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas. He is the author of The Semantic Basis of Argument Structure (1995), and co-author of The Many Faces of Agreement (2003).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781405187817
ISBN-10: 1405187816
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: August 31st, 2015
Pages: 536
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics