ISBN-13: 9780415049221 / Angielski / Twarda / 1993 / 383 str.
Sardinian Syntax presents one of the first comprehensive synchronic descriptions of Sardinian syntax available in English. Michael Jones combines a detailed coverage of the language with a theoretical approach that draws on contemporary linguistic theory. The book provides not only an extensive reference grammar but also an invaluable source of information for all linguists whose interests extend beyond the world's major languages. Distinctive properties of Sardinian, such as the use of infinitives with nominative subjects, the prepositional accusative, the syntax of impersonal constructions, and the factors determining auxiliary choice, are investigated in such a way as to allow synchronic comparison with other Romance languages. The author makes a rare attempt to apply a theoretical framework to the comprehensive description of a language, and the result is a book that goes beyond standard grammatical description to make an original contribution to syntactic theory.