The third edition of Andrew Carnie’s Syntax: AGenerative Introduction and The Syntax Workbook are nowavailable as a set. His bestselling. Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and Faculty Director in the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. He specializes in generative syntactic theory . 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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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. And those theorists other than Chomsky should not be excluded.

Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. But for beginners, Carnie’s textbook this one is out of question. Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6.

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Table of contents Part 1 Preliminaries 1 1 Generative Grammar 3 0. Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and untroduction 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.


The Major Parts of Speech: Apr 03, Aleeh Urie rated it liked it Shelves: Authoritative coverage spans phrase structure, the lexicon, Casetheory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control. Ethan Nowak – – Linguistics and Philosophy 37 5: Dec 11, Felix Young rated it liked it. But, I guess that’s true of most books on generative grammar By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Being able to interpret work done in these alternative approaches is a very useful skill and unfortunately, one rarely imtroduction to beginning syntacticians [like myself, the reviewer].

If varnie 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. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 3. This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp. The Distribution of Pronouns 5.

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Syntax: A Generative Introduction

How to Draw a Tree 90 3. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Object Shift 4. Also, one of the things I admired in the book, which I always I admire, is the recommendations or suggested readings section.


Determiner Phrases DPs 2. I don’t see how or why that is an efficient method of solidifying my knowledge and application skills in syntax. Too difficult to understand. Levels of Representation 2.

Focus and Secondary Predication. The Minimal Link Condition 5. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Why am I learning things in the first place if I’m just going to unlearn them?! The Parts of a Tree 2.

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Apr 25, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Conclusions and Directions for Further Study. Science Logic and Mathematics. The Parts of a Tree carnei.