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English Syntax for Spanish Speakers: A Comparative Introduction

by Concha Castillo (Author)
©2003 Textbook 484 Pages

Summary

This textbook provides a syntactic analysis of the four basic types of sentences in English: declarative, interrogative, exclamative and imperative. It establishes a systematic comparison between such sentence-types in English and their counterparts in Spanish. This volume is intended for students of linguistics at intermediate to upper-intermediate level and has the following goals: firstly, to describe and analyse the grammar of English (and correspondingly of Spanish) simple sentences in order to increase the reader’s knowledge and competence. Secondly to introduce Government and Binding theory or Principles and Parameters theory with regard to the domain of simple sentences. Thirdly, to provide the reader with a tool that enables him or her to understand the goals of linguistic theory and the ways in which linguistic hypotheses can be formulated and justified. Each chapter of this volume contains an exercise section that emphasises the main points presented in the text.

Details

Pages
484
Year
2003
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039101092
Language
English
Tags
Spanisch Exclamative Englisch Fremdsprache Syntax Muttersprache English Spanish Chomsky Declarative Interrogative
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. 484 pp., num. fig.

Biographical notes

Concha Castillo (Author)

The Author: Concha Castillo is senior lecturer of Linguistics at the Department of English of Málaga University (Spain). She has published several articles in national and international journals, mainly on relative clauses and infinitival constructions, and is currently working on a project on DPs from a minimalist perspective.

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