Syntax and Human Experience

Nicolas Ruwet

Syntax and Human Experience
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Nicolas Ruwet

Edited and translated by John Goldsmith
362 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780226732220 Published September 1991
"[Ruwet] raises fundamental questions about the place of grammar in the study of language and provides several studies which suggest the possibility that some core data are outside the realm of grammatical explanation. A very remarkable book, in which the breadth of Ruwet's reflection is both challenging and deeply rewarding."—Denis Bouchard, University of Quebec, Montreal
Contents
Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on Notation
1. Je veux partir / *Je veux que je parte: On the Distribution of Finite Complements and Infinitival Complements in French
2. Raising and Control Revisited
3. On Weather Expressions
4. Weather Verbs and the Unaccusativity Hypothesis
5. On the Use and Abuse of Idioms in Syntactic Argumentation
Notes
References
Index
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