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Summary: “Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity. Syntax by Andrew Carnie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m so used to Sahara-dry linguistics textbooks and this was a delight well, for a textbook. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Where Do the Rules Come From? Request an Evaluation Copy for this title. Discourse Analysis Barbara Johnstone.

I especially detested that I had to start off with a simple flat tree — it confused the hell outta me later on when X-bar theory was introduced. A Guide to Andrew.syngax Language. Solid overall presentation of Generative Syntax, ranging from basic principles to sophisticated generative-based analyses of language phenomena. Verb Movement V T 2. LF-copying or PF-deletion 2.

N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. Perlmutter – – New York: Seuren – – Blackwell. Syntax as a Cognitive Science 5 2. These less popular but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for those who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians.


Jacobson – – Garland. Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.

Scrambling and Non-configurationality 4. I don’t understand why all the alternative approaches other than Chomskyan Minimalist Program have been excluded from the last few chapters. Rules and Trees 74 2.

Control Theory 4.

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Aug 04, Paz Alonso added it. Even though they are still provided through the publisher’s website for freeit is so shameful that they are not printed on paper. Does a great job of leading the reader through the reasoning behind each bit of the theory. The Major Parts of Speech: Modification and Ambiguity 96 4. The chapters were broken down into manageable sections, each syntactic phenomenon was explained as clearly as could be andreq.syntax expected given how ridiculously nuancy syntactic theory isand most importantly, the examples were usually subtly hilarious.


This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program.

Brown – – Hutchinson. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. Clear statements for beginners like me. Dec 11, Felix Young rated it liked it. The examples in it were great and Andrew.synax really benefited from the class being taught with this book.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

You know you’re in your major when. The Best Books of Grammatical Relations 6.

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. However, this is one of the most engaging textbooks I’ve read, and Carnie seems to make a particular effort to be both clear and balanced in his presentation of material and competing theories. This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp.