Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach / Edition 1

Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach / Edition 1

by Andrew Radford
ISBN-10:
0521477077
ISBN-13:
9780521477079
Pub. Date:
05/28/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach / Edition 1

A new textbook written for students with no background in syntax, which introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist program (e.g. 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 construction 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: 9780521477079
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 572
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

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

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