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Published: 02 August 2007

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ISBN: 9780199219261

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Syntactic Gradience

The Nature of Grammatical Indeterminacy

Bas Aarts

This is the first exhaustive investigation of gradience in syntax, conceived of as grammatical indeterminacy. It looks at gradience in English word classes, phrases, clauses and constructions, and examines how it may be defined and differentiated. Bas Aarts draws on, and reviews, work in psychology, philosophy and language from Aristotle to Chomsky, and writes clearly on a fascinating and important aspect of language and cognition.

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