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Semantics and Syntax

Parallels and Connections

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Semantics and Syntax by J. Miller
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This book is concerned with the relationship between semantics and surface structure and in particular with the way in which each is mapped into the other. Jim Miller argues that semantic and syntactic structure require different representations and that semantic structure is far more complex than many analysts realise. He argues further that semantic structure should be based on notions of location and movement. The need for a semantic component of greater complexity is demonstrated by an examination of prepositions, particles, adverbs and verb-prefixes, and is shown to accord with cross-language and historical facts. The volume goes on to consider the sort of rules that are required to map semantic structures onto syntax. Semantics and Syntax tackles fundamental issues and draws together many of the key concepts of traditional grammar and formal linguistics. The general framework for handling syntax, semantics and morphology that it outlines is perhaps a controversial one, but it will be recognized as challenging and original.
Release date NZ
April 9th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9780521108294
Product ID
2957601

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