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Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective (Oxford Linguistics)

 
 
 
 
Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective (Oxford Linguistics)
Author: William Croft
ISBN 13: 9780198299547
ISBN 10: 198299540
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-12-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $70.00
 
 

This book is based on the results of research in language typology, and motivated by the need for a theory to explain them. Croft proposes intimate linkis between syntactic and semantic structures, and argues that the basic elements of any language are not syntactic but rather syntactic-semantic "Gestalts". He puts forward a new approach to syntactic representation and a new model of how language and languages work.