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"Describing Morphosyntax" questions and English example was Re: Help: Syntax

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 24, 2002, 13:23
On Wednesday 24 July 2002 07:35, Muke Tever wrote:
> From: "JS Bangs" <jaspax@...> > > Depending on how thorough you need to be, a book like Thomas Payne's > > _Describing Morphosyntax_ could be invaluable to you. Check it out from > > your local university library and see if it has what you need. Also, I > > remember a URL that some members of this list posted a while ago > > containing just an outline of the questions that he asks, with an example > > for English. Does anyone still have this URL? I have it downloaded for > > offline reading, so I don't remember. > > I downloaded it also :-) [But then I bought the book, so it's okay. > Quite worthy.] > > Last I checked the page had gone 404. > Off the top of my head, I think the URL was >
Yes, that was my sad little site. I'm going to be starting a new site RSN, probably in August, when I have a bit more time. The questions will also reappear.
> This page hardly even hints at what's in the book (Even the list of > questions doesn't cover everything that Payne, of course, we > dont get examples on the website).
Indeed, buy the book. It's worth the $22. I created the questions page with the assumption that the reader would have the book on hand and would be able to refer to it in questionable cases. It's more of a template to creating your own grammar, rather than a "how-to" like other pages. But it is a template that needs the book to work well. Buy the book! (I should start asking for royalties, considering how many times I have plugged this book! :) For an example in English (done by Thomas Payne himself) see :Peter