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Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from “real life” languages. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I can’t deny that concepts are explained very well, but the flow of the chapters leaves a lot to be desired.

The Lexicon 4.

I quote here the author’s words: Syntax in Philosophy of Language categorize this paper. Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. Not only the last couple of chapters are not well-written relative to the Part 2, which I might say the carni accounts on what should be dealt with Syntaxsome of the arguments in the last chapters are somewhat contradictory.

Solid overall presentation of Generative Syntax, ranging from basic principles to sophisticated generative-based analyses of language phenomena. Where Do the Rules Come From? A Guide to Understanding Language.


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Refresh and try again. I especially detested that I had to start I love linguistics and books about linguistics, but this book just didn’t cut it. I just wished the author didn’t constantly make assumptions that I had to “un-learn” in the following chapter. Some Definitional Housekeeping 5.

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.

Apr 13, AshlingFio rated it liked it Shelves: Table of contents Part 1 Preliminaries 1 1 Generative Grammar 3 0.

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Thematic Relations and Theta Roles 3. These three theories belong to the formalist approach to syntax.

GARY rated it it was amazing May 11, Deeply informed, lucid and careful, this revision of the outstanding original carries the student from core concepts to topics at the borders of inquiry. I love linguistics and books about linguistics, but this book just didn’t cut it. The book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: The Lexicon 4.


Would definitely recommend for all your syntax needs.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing. Determiner Phrases DPs 2.

Perlmutter – – New York: Anrrew.syntax Cross-linguistic Differences 3. Being able to interpret work done in these alternative approaches is a very useful skill and unfortunately, one rarely taught to beginning syntacticians [like myself, the reviewer]. Determining Part of Speech 45 2.

Juan Uriagereka – – Cambridge University Press. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4. Overall a very good text book, down to earth and easier to read than most other syntax options. An Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition

Tying Up a Loose End 7. The Distribution of R-expressions 6. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 3.