Semantic Syntax

Semantic Syntax
Author: Pieter A. M. Seuren
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004354301
Date: 2018, 2nd ed.
Pages: 457
Format: PDF
Size: 4.1MB

This book is the first and so far only formally precise machinery converting well-motivated semantic sentence representations into actual sentences of English, French, German and Dutch. It focuses on the auxiliary and complementation systems of the languages concerned.

This second edition was prompted by students’ demand and is also justified by the fact that Semantic Syntax has remained unchallenged since its first appearance: it is still the only theory in existence actually converting well-motivated Semantic Analyses into well-formed surface structures by means of a formal apparatus, thereby revealing a mass of phenomena that have either escaped the notice of grammarians or were not integrated into an overall theory. This new edition is in principle identical to the first, published by Blackwell, Oxford in 1996, but for a number of corrections, changes and additions, including a few new bibliographical references.