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Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction / Edition 1
     

Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction / Edition 1

by Andrew Radford
 

ISBN-10: 0521589142

ISBN-13: 9780521589147

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. It gives an overview of theoretical concepts and descriptive devices. The discussion is based on varieties of English (Modern Standard, Belfast, Shakespearean, Jamaican Creole) and does not assume prior knowledge of syntax. There are

Overview

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. It gives an overview of theoretical concepts and descriptive devices. The discussion is based on varieties of English (Modern Standard, Belfast, Shakespearean, Jamaican Creole) and does not assume prior knowledge of syntax. There are exercises and a glossary. It is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach (CUP, 1997).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589147
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Grammar; 2. Categories; 3. Structure; 4. Empty categories; 5. Head movement; 6. Operator movement; 7. Subjects; 8. A movement; 9. VP shells; 10. Agreement projections; Glossary and list of abbreviations; References; Index.

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