Objects and Other Subjects

Grammatical Functions, Functional Categories and Configurationality

  • William D. Davies
  • Stanley Dubinsky

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

  3. Objects

    1. Howard Lasnik
      Pages 103-121
    2. Lisa Demena Travis
      Pages 123-155
  4. Subjects

    1. James Mccloskey
      Pages 157-192
    2. Grant Goodall
      Pages 193-223
    3. William D. Davies, Stanley Dubinsky
      Pages 247-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-307

About this book


The papers in this volume examine the current role of grammatical functions in transformational syntax in two ways: (i) through largely theoretical considerations of their status, and (ii) through detailed analyses for a wide variety of languages. Taken together the chapters in this volume present a comprehensive view of how transformational syntax characterizes the elusive but often useful notions of subject and object, examining how subject and object properties are distributed among various functional projections, converging sometimes in particular languages.


Index Syntax object present subject

Editors and affiliations

  • William D. Davies
    • 1
  • Stanley Dubinsky
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0065-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0991-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4670
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