Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach

Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach

by Andrew Radford
     
 

A new textbook written for students with no background in syntax, and it introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist programme (eg merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a range of different contruction types. Illustrative material is mainly drawn from… See more details below

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A new textbook written for students with no background in syntax, and it introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist programme (eg merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a range of different contruction types. Illustrative material is mainly drawn from varieties of English (Belfast English, Shakespearean English, Jamaican Creole, etc.). There is a substantial glossary and extensive workbook section with helpful hints and model answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521471251
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Principles and parameters
2Categories and features
3Syntactic structure
4Empty categories
5Checking
6Head movement
7Operator movement
8A movement
9VP shells
10Agreement projections
Glossary and list of abbreviations
References
Index

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