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English Syntax: An Introduction
     

English Syntax: An Introduction

by Andrew Radford
 

ISBN-10: 0521834996

ISBN-13: 9780521834995

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This abridged version of Radford's Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English offers a concise, accessible introduction to current syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior grammatical knowledge, it leads students through a range of topics in English syntax, beginning at an elementary

Overview

This abridged version of Radford's Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English offers a concise, accessible introduction to current syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior grammatical knowledge, it leads students through a range of topics in English syntax, beginning at an elementary level and progressing in stages towards more advanced material. An extensive glossary is included and each chapter contains a workbook section with "helpful hints", exercises, and model answers, suitable for class discussion and self-study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521834995
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Principles, parameters and universal grammar; 2. Categories and features; 3. Syntactic structure and merger; 4. Null constituents; 5. Head movement; 6. Wh-movement; 7. A-movement; 8. Case, agreement and movement; 9. Split projections; 10. Phases.

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