Analysing English Sentences: A Minimalist Approach

Analysing English Sentences: A Minimalist Approach

by Andrew Radford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521516978

ISBN-13: 9780521516976

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to current work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntax or Minimalism, Radford outlines the core concepts and leading ideas and how they can be used to describe various aspects of the syntax of English. A…  See more details below

Overview

Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to current work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntax or Minimalism, Radford outlines the core concepts and leading ideas and how they can be used to describe various aspects of the syntax of English. A diverse range of topics is covered, including syntactic structure, null constituents, head movement, case and agreement and split projections. Using Radford's trademark approach and writing style, the book is intensive and progressive in nature, introducing grammatical concepts and working in stages towards more complex phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521516976
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Grammar 1

2 Structure 39

3 Null constituents 92

4 Head movement 143

5 Wh-movement 183

6 A-movement 238

7 Agreement, case and A-movement 281

8 Split projections 324

9 Phases 379

Glossary and list of abbreviations 439

References 486

Index 514

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