A Transformational Approach to English Syntax: Root, Structure-preserving, and Local Transformations.

         The original formulation, defense, and elaboration of the Structure-Preserving Constraint: "Major grammatical transformational operations are either root or structure-preserving operations."
         Separate chapters on Root Transformations and Local Transformations
         Detailed comparison of the differing syntax of gerunds and infinitives
           >> The Crucial Definitions
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           New York: Academic Press, 1976, 260 pages. Paperback edition, 1988.