last changed in 2002
Syntax is the part of grammar that is concerned with the relationships among cooccurring words, to the extent that these relationships are controlled by rules that refer to words rather than to their meanings or forms. It contrasts with:
Syntax covers everything to do with word order, grammatical function, dependency, coordination, agreement and selection, to the extent that these are limited by rules which refer to words, lexemes or word-classes.
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