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Title: Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function
Written By: Robert D.
Randy J. LaPolla
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521495652
Description:

This book is an introduction to syntactic theory and analysis that can be
used for both introductory and advanced courses in theoretical syntax. It
presents syntactic phenomena from a wide range of languages and introduces
students to the major typological issues that syntactic theories must
address. A generous number of exercises is included, and each chapter
contains suggestions for further reading that encompass work from many
theoretical perspectives.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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