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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Syntax: A Generative Introduction

The chapters were broken down into manageable sections, each syntactic phenomenon was explained as clearly as could be reasonably expected given how ridiculously nuancy syntactic theory isand most importantly, the examples were usually subtly hilarious. Description Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on varnie has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises.

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HeadDriven Phrase Structure Grammar. This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program. Contents Parts of Speech. This entry has no external links. Account Options Sign in.

Authoritative coverage spans phrase structure, the lexicon, Casetheory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control.


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Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4. Object Shift 4. The enhanced online resources forboth instructors and students, now available at www.

These three theories belong to the formalist approach to syntax. A Generative Introduction Introducing Linguistics. Syntax as Science — the Synrax Method 7 4. I can’t deny that concepts are explained very well, but the flow of the chapters leaves a lot to be desired.

Too difficult to understand.

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Published September 26th by Blackwell Publishers first published December 26th Conventions and Their Role in Language.

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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.

Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for carnif 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 cafnie 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.


Grammatical Relations 6. Dec 11, Felix Young rated it liked it. Carnie’s style is great: The Problem of Ditransitive Verbs 2.

The constant let’s assume that this is true to prove our next theory really started to wear on me. Lists with This Book. Selected pages Page 1. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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.

Complementizer Phrases CPs 4. Rules and Trees 74 2.

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Determining Part of Speech 45 2. Where Do the Rules Come From? I quote here the author’s words: Constituency Tests 98 5.

Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction carni the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Some Definitional Housekeeping 5. Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from “real life” languages. Feb 04, Abdelmjid Seghir rated it liked it.

Introduciton book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: