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Syntax and Human Experience

Edited and translated by John A. Goldsmith
"[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

362 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1991

Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Cognitive Science: Language

Language and Linguistics: Syntax and Semantics

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword
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

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