The Grammar of Raising and Control surveys analyses across arange of theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic StandardTheory analysis (1967) to current proposals within the MinimalistProgram, and provides readers with a critical understanding ofthese, helping them in the process to develop keen insights intothe strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general.
* Distills a very successful graduate course in syntax from twoprominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range oftheoretical frameworks.
* Provides readers with an understanding of the variousperspectives represented in generative syntax, using a particularclass of grammatical constructions as a means of examining theevolution of syntactic theory over the last thirty years.
* Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths andweaknesses of syntactic arguments.
* Includes excerpts from six important works that allow studentsto familiarize themselves with the original literature while alsoproviding discussion of the theoretical context in which they werewritten.