Cohesion in English. (eBook, ) [ninciclopedia.org]The argument strikes me as faulty: unless we make the unusual assumption and there is no indication that Menzel makes it that non-underlying representations must conform to semantic well-formedness constraints, one cannot motivate the application of a syntactic rule such as Equi-NP Deletion in terms of semantic well-formedness. If a verb requires an embedded action, then the embedded action must be well-formed, i. Besides unconvincing arguments, the other drawback of the book is inexplicitness and general infelicity of organization and presentation. No precise delimitation of subject matter, of the range of facts to be accounted for, of basic assumptions, or of proposed explanatory principles is provided anywhere. We are given no definition of such key concepts as 'complement', 'surface structure', or 'deep structure'.
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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. See if you have enough points for this item. Sign in. Cohesion in English is concerned with a relatively neglected part of the linguistic system: its resources for text construction, the range of meanings that are speciffically associated with relating what is being spoken or written to its semantic environment.