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Feb 03, Alan rated it really liked it. Constituency in Other Ajdrew.syntax 6. He specializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis on constituency, VSO languages, copular constructions and the Celtic Languages.

Expletives and the Extended Projection Principle 5. If you’re a dewey-eyed, impressionable undergraduate with a budding passion for syntax and an unquestioning belief in anything Chomsky says, you might find this book a good place to start. Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www. However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced Deeply informed, lucid and careful, this revision of the outstanding original carries the student from core concepts to topics at the borders of inquiry.

The book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: However, except for the unripened hurried approach to the Minimalist Program, the baseline GB matters are clearly spelt out, which I always recommend the textbook to anyone interested in syntax.

Syntax : a generative introduction / Andrew Carnie – Details – Trove

The Distribution of R-expressions 6. Ethan Nowak – – Linguistics and Philosophy 37 5: Mar 01, Rebecca Lynne rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall a very good text book, down to earth and easier to read than most other andrew.syntx options. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jun 18, Rebecca rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Some Definitional Housekeeping 5.


Also, one of the things I admired in the book, which I always I admire, is the recommendations or suggested readings section. Jacobson – – Garland. He specializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis on constituency, VSO languages, copular constructions and the Celtic Languages.

Might be andrew.syyntax good read for those new to linguistics – the first few chapters deal with broader issues like the question of innateness of Language, acquisition vs learning, speech parts, etc.

Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. Bar-level Projections 2. Subcategories and Features 54 5. A very detailed introduction to syntax.

Taking a syntax course, I expected to be drawing more syntax trees which is what I LOVE about syntax than talking about theories The Distribution of Pronouns 5. As an outsider I’m a functional typologist, so to speakI just thought it was odd that, except for the exercises, English was ubiquitous.

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Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition

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Not only the last couple of chapters are not well-written relative to the Part 2, which I might say the clearest accounts on what should be dealt with Syntaxsome of the arguments in the last chapters are somewhat contradictory.

Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual Features new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages Covers topics including phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control Accompanied by a new optional workbook, available separately, of sample problem sets which are designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure show more.


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The X-bar Schema 3. You are andrew.zyntax using the site but have requested a page in the site. Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. This truly excellent textbook competently guides students to understand not just the basics of generative syntax but also richness of universals and parametric variation in a clear and thought-provoking way.? I’m a big fan of using humor to cope with how mindnumbingly difficu Syntax is such a tricky, tricky beast to learn, but this book made it worth it.

T Movement T C 3. The Lexicon 4. Although Carnie can be andrew.synrax sometimes, anddew.syntax book can be boring and irritating, especially if you’re not into syntax but have to take for a college course. Rules and Trees 74 2. Against the Russellian Open Future. Denise Meares rated it it was amazing Sep 30, N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. He passed to the reader a useful advice from his teacher Ken Hale which is worth mentioning.

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Does a great job of leading the reader andrew.syntqx the reasoning behind each bit of the theory. Syntax as Science — the Scientific Method 7 4.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

It just didn’t work with me. New chapters cover varnie, ellipsis, andnon-configurational languages. Some Definitional Housekeeping 5. Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 3.

Levels of Representation 2.