Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach

Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach

ISBN-10:
0521471257
ISBN-13:
9780521471251
Pub. Date:
09/01/1997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach

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)

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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