Syntax: a generative introduction / Andrew Carnie Carnie, Andrew, of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to . Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guidedthousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax;retaining its. Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction.

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He also has an exercise book that intorduction well with the text, though I did not purchase it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Throughout the cafnie, Carnie will incrementally, chapter-by-chapter propose to you the idea of a “universal grammar”. Contents Parts of Speech.

Relative Clauses 3. The Notions Coindex and Antecedent 2. A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

English Choose a language for shopping. The Lexicon 4.

Demonstratives Without Rigidity or Ambiguity. The Syntax of Crossing Coreference Sentences. And those theorists other than Chomsky should not be excluded. The chapters were broken down into manageable sections, each syntactic phenomenon was explained as clearly as could be reasonably expected given how ridiculously nuancy syntactic theory isand most importantly, the examples were usually subtly hilarious.


Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Refresh and try again. Published September 26th by Blackwell Publishers first published December 26th Movement in Wh-questions 2. I love linguistics and books about linguistics, but this book just didn’t cut it. Nice to be able to work on your knowledge of syntax, though! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some assumptions are taken for granted, however.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. One person found this helpful. Pages with related products. Syntax is such a tricky, tricky beast to learn, but this book made it worth it. A Generative Introduction Introducing Linguistics.

Nhi rated it it was amazing Apr 03, It is extremely annoying when a book gives you syjtax, but does not give you the solutions in back! If you have the option to use another textbook, do so. Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Syntad and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.


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Lists with This Book. Although Carnie can carnje funny sometimes, the book can be boring and irritating, especially if you’re not into syntax but have to take for a college course. I got it for my syntax class, and I’m thankful; my teacher chose a fantastic book.

However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6. N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. The book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: Open Preview See a Problem?