Olga Mišeska Tomic, Syntax and Syntaxes: The Generative Approach to English Sentence Analysis; Savremena administracija, Beograd, 1987
Keywords:Olga Mišeska Tomic, Syntax and Syntaxes, The Generative Approach to English Sentence Analysis, Savremena administracija, Beograd, 1987
Olga Mišeska Tomic, professor of English Linguistics at the Universities of Skopje nad Novi Sad, has written a well-organised survey of major syntactical issues in the generative approach in general and as it applies to English sentence grammar. It is a well-researched book with and astonishing amount of information, readily comprehensible to the language student, for whom it is principally aimed. The au thor skilfully conducts the reader through quite complex matters, carefully avoiding confusion between simplification and distortion. The main aim of the book, as out lined in the brief Preface, is to expose the assumptions and problems involved in the conceptualisation of the issues rather than the technical, theory-internal formaliza tions. This is by no means a simple task and for most of the ground covered the auth or has had to construct the emerging picture from a patchwork of specialized con tributions to individual aspects of English sentence construction.
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