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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Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition

The exercises and challenge sets at the end of each chapter carnke great, too, but he does not provide the answers. Write a customer review. Dylan Sims rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Recommended for linguistic majors, or anyone just interested in Language. Read more Read less. Now enough wasting time! Refresh and try again.

Start reading Syntax on your Kindle in under a minute. Taking a syntax course, I expected to be drawing more syntax trees which is what I LOVE about syntax than talking about theories One person found this helpful.


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However, this is one of the most engaging textbooks I’ve read, and Carnie seems to make a particular effort to be both clear and balanced in his presentation of material and competing theories.

Would you like to change to the site? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Impossible Interpretations, Impossible Demands. Scrambling and Non-configurationality 4. Carnnie used it for a linguistics course and it did the job you’d expect.

Against the Russellian Open Future. 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 Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.

Syntax is a complicated topic, but Carnie does a great job of starting with the basics and building up to more complicated topics.

The Lexicon 4. Syntax carnir such a tricky, tricky beast to learn, but this book made it worth it. This is probably the most well-written textbook I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

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. Solid overall presentation of Generative Syntax, ranging from basic principles to sophisticated generative-based analyses of language phenomena. View Student Companion Site.

Cain – – Dialectica 64 3: Syntax used to be my favourite branch of linguistics because I enjoyed drawing syntax trees. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. From reading How to Study Linguistics: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


I got it for my syntax class, and I’m thankful; my teacher chose a fantastic book. Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6. Some assumptions are taken for granted, however. Syntax in Functional Grammar: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational symtax, and prepares them for more advanced study.

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I just wished the author didn’t constantly make assumptions that I had to “un-learn” in the following chapter. Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

Very detailed introduction to tree drawing, some interesting examples from a good selection of languages in exercises. HeadDriven Phrase Structure Grammar.

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