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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Syntax: A Generative Introduction

Taking a syntax course, I expected to be drawing more syntax trees which is what I LOVE about syntax than talking about theories Request an Evaluation Copy for this title. I have come to learn that there are two broad approaches to syntax: And those theorists other than Chomsky should not be excluded. See 1 question about Syntax….

Syntax introdcution to be my favourite branch of linguistics because I enjoyed drawing syntax trees. Modeling Syntax 6 3. Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation. 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.


If you’re smart, or a graduate amdrew, or enjoy knowing things that are true about the world when you open a non-fiction book, stay away. Determining Part of Speech 45 2. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4.

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Supported by expanded online student geberative instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual Features new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages Covers topics including phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control Accompanied by a new optional workbook, available separately, of sample problem sets ayntax are designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure show more.

Some Basic Terminology 2. The Major Parts of Speech: Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 3. For those who want to focus on more serious and recent studies in the Generative enterprise, please refer to Radford’s book.

Modification and Ambiguity 96 4. Grammatical Relations 6. The examples in it were great and I really benefited from the class being taught with this book.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

To ask other readers questions about Syntaxplease sign up. Seuren – – Blackwell. 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.

Contents Parts of Speech. Some assumptions are taken for granted, however. This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp. I don’t see how or why introductionn is an efficient method of solidifying my knowledge and application skills in syntax. However, except for the unripened hurried approach genertaive the Minimalist Program, the baseline GB matters are clearly spelt out, which I always recommend the textbook to anyone interested in syntax.


Object Shift 4. Would definitely recommend for all your syntax needs. Request removal from index. A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing. Subcategories and Features 54 5.

Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from “real life” languages. Feb 03, Alan rated it really liked it.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. How syntxa Draw a Tree 90 3. He passed to the reader a useful advice from his teacher Ken Hale which is worth mentioning. Sign in to use this feature. Movement in Wh-questions 2.

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.

The exercises and challenge sets at the end of each chapter are great, too, but he does not provide the answers. Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6. Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type.