The third edition of Andrew Carnie’s Syntax: AGenerative Introduction and The Syntax Workbook are nowavailable as a set. His bestselling. Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and Faculty Director in the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. He specializes in generative syntactic theory . Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major.

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Expletives and the Extended Projection Principle 5. Control Theory 4. Oct 22, Grace Co rated it did not like it. Apr 03, Aleeh Urie rated it liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Student View Student Companion Site.

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View Instructor Companion Site. I especially detested that I had to start off with a simple flat tree — it confused the hell outta me later on when X-bar theory was introduced.

He also has an exercise book that goes well with the text, though I did not purchase it. Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 4. Another Kind of Null Subject: If you’re a dewey-eyed, impressionable undergraduate with a budding passion for syntax and an unquestioning belief in anything Chomsky says, you might find this book a good place to start.

Critical Concepts in Linguistics. This truly excellent textbook competently guides students to understand not just the basics of generative syntax but also richness of universals and parametric variation in a clear and thought-provoking way.?

Lists with This Book. 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.


Andrwe just wished the author didn’t constantly make assumptions that I had to “un-learn” in the following chapter.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

Why am I learning things in the first place if I’m just going to unlearn them?! Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

GARY rated it it was amazing May 11, Linguistics, Psychology and the Scientific Study of Language. An Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics.

The Parts of a Tree 2. Besides learning much about the aforemen This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program.

Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 3. Mar 25, Katie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The exercises and challenge sets at the end of each chapter are great, too, but he does not provide the answers.

Tying Up a Loose End 7. However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced Apr 25, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. These less popular but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for those who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians. Denise Meares rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Finished the 3rd edition. Theta Theory 0. Discourse Analysis Barbara Johnstone. Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Movement in Wh-questions 2. 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. How to Draw a Tree 90 3. Conventions and Their Role in Language. Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.


Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition

And those theorists other than Chomsky should not be excluded. Looking for beautiful books? Aug 04, Paz Alonso added it. Selected pages Page 1. Subcategories and Features 54 5. Modeling Syntax 6 3. Dispatched from the Introductikn in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Syntax as Science – the Scientific Method 7 4.

Syntax in Functional Grammar: Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational knowledge, and prepares synyax for more advanced study. Apr 13, AshlingFio rated it liked it Shelves: The Major Parts of Speech: