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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 > Oxford > Handbook of Comparative Syntax.
Hiya Rick! _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...)