This textbook is based on a modified traditional model of structural and functional analysis. Underlying structures and various types of transformations are explained as needed. The analysis deals mainly with phrase and clause structures, including speech registers and questions of usage. Problems raised by discourse syntax are frequently pointed out. Hollerbach describes how the French language operates as a system, cohesive yet evolving. Numerous examples accompany and illustrate each step of explanation and analysis.
Wolf Hollerbach is Professor Emeritus of French and Spanish at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Contexts and Concepts Chapter 2 Fundamentals of the Sentence: Sentence Structures Chapter 3 Sentence Transformations Chapter 4 Sentence Reduction and Expansion Chapter 5 Nominal Phrases: Determiners and the Noun or Name Nucleus Chapter 6 The Expansion of Nominals Chapter 7 The Verb: Multi-Verb Formations Chapter 8 Verbs and the Construction Potential Chapter 9 Use of the Tenses Chapter 10 Verb Modifiers Chapter 11 Subordinate Clauses: Noun Clauses Chapter 12 Adverb Clauses Chapter 13 Adjective Clauses Chapter 14 Sentence Modifiers: The Vehicles of Sentence Modification Chapter 15 The Position of Sentence Modifiers Chapter 16 An Analytical Reflection Chapter 17 Synopses: The Subjunctive Chapter 18 Verb-Subject Inversion Chapter 19 The Infinitive Chapter 20 Syntactic Devices of Emphasis Chapter 21 Modification: General and Correlative Structures Chapter 22 Appendices Chapter 23 Glossary Chapter 24 Selected Readings Chapter 25 Index