This study, first published in 1998, provides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 1|86 pages

Clausal Syntax

chapter 2|62 pages

Verb Raising

chapter 3|94 pages

Imperative Subjects

chapter 4|48 pages

Do(n't) in Imperatives

chapter 5|50 pages

The Phrase Structure of Imperatives

chapter 6|46 pages

Do Not in Imperatives