Re: syntax book recommendations?
|From:||Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 24, 2008, 6:06|
on 2/23/08 9:16 PM, Rick Harrison at rick@HARRISON.NET wrote:
> What would anyone suggest as a starting point for delving more deeply into the
> study of
> syntax (for the purpose of designing syntax)? I'm thinking about getting The
> Handbook of Comparative Syntax.
_Word Order Universals_ by John A. Hawkins (1983: Academic Press, New York)
has a wealth of idea generatin' tidbits and references. And it is not that
cut&dry like some other linguistics texts... I found it quite eduatainin'
and in spots quite ethnologically-aware, even multi-cultural in the
socio-political sense (a la ethnomathematics).
(greetin's ta everyone else on the list...)