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Some Definitional Housekeeping 5. Grammatical Relations 6. Supported by expanded andrew.sgntax 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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Relative Clauses 3. Object Shift 4. The Distribution of Pronouns 5. A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4.

Andrew Carnie, Syntax: A Generative Introduction – PhilPapers

Where Do the Rules Come From? Deeply informed, lucid and careful, this revision of the qndrew.syntax original carries the student from core concepts to topics at the borders of inquiry. Subcategories and Features 54 5. Might be a good read for those new to linguistics – the first few chapters deal with broader issues adnrew.syntax the question of innateness of Language, acquisition vs learning, speech parts, etc.


Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.

The exercises and challenge sets at the end of each chapter are great, too, but he does not provide the answers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Complementizer Phrases CPs 4. Back cover copy The publisher has supplied corrected e-book files as of December5,so the issues of display with the IPA carrnie specialcharacters on Kindle has been fixed.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www. Juan Uriagereka – – Cambridge University Press. The Distribution of Pronouns 5. Drawing Trees in X-bar Notation 7. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 3. Subcategories and Features 54 5.


Syntax used to be my favourite branch of linguistics because I enjoyed drawing syntax trees. Apr 13, AshlingFio rated it liked it Shelves: He passed to the reader a useful advice from his teacher Ken Hale which is worth mentioning.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition

These less carmie but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for those who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians. Parameters of Word Order 6.

Control Theory 4. The X-bar Schema 3. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Apr 25, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type. The Notions Coindex and Antecedent 2. To ask aandrew.syntax readers questions about Syntaxplease sign up. Constituency Tests 98 5. Jacobson – – Garland.

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