An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

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Overview

This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. This is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Analysing English Sentences (also published by Cambridge University Press), and will be welcomed as a handy introduction to current syntactic theory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521516938
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2009
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 3.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Radford is Professor and Head of Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. His recent publications include Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge, 2004) and English Syntax: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2004).
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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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