Analysing English Sentences: A Minimalist Approach

Analysing English Sentences: A Minimalist Approach

by Andrew Radford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521731917

ISBN-13: 9780521731911

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to 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

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Overview

Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to 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:
9780521731911
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Grammar; 2. Structure; 3. Null constituents; 4. Head movement; 5. Wh-movement; 6. A-movement; 7. Agreement, case and movement; 8. Split projections; 9. Phases.

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