© 1990

Phrase Structure in Natural Language


Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Margaret Speas
    Pages 1-25
  3. Margaret Speas
    Pages 26-122
  4. Margaret Speas
    Pages 123-201
  5. Margaret Speas
    Pages 286-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-308

About this book


Flexive Index Modus Nominativ Parsing Syntax Verb grammar morphology object pronominal pronouns relative clauses subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Phrase Structure in Natural Language
  • Authors M.J. Speas
  • Series Title Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0755-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0866-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2045-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-4670
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 308
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    Theoretical Linguistics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`Her book deserves a reading by anyone interested in questions of phrase structure.'
Language, 69
`Speas' book is a unique and comprehensive presentation of how syntactic structure is projected from lexical items, and how the syntactic diversity of the world's languages might consequently be seen from a unified perspective. Highly readable in its overview of the theoretical backgroud, and in its account of new developments and their consequences, this is a valuable and stimulating textbook for any course in syntactic structure and typological variation.'
Kenneth L. Hale, MIT, Cambridge, USA