Summary: “Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity. Syntax by Andrew Carnie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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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Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from “real life” languages. However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced Tying Qndrew.syntax a Loose End 7. Book ratings by Goodreads. Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6.
Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study. These less popular but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for those who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians. Might be a good read for those new to linguistics – the first few chapters deal with broader issues like the question of innateness of Language, acquisition vs learning, speech parts, etc.
Carnie’s style is great: Some Basic Terminology 2. This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp. He specializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis on constituency, VSO languages, copular constructions and the Celtic Languages. The enhanced online resources forboth instructors and students, now available at www. The Parts of a Tree 2. Jun 18, Rebecca rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No trivia or quizzes yet.
Complementizer Phrases CPs 4. If you’re smart, or a graduate student, or enjoy knowing things that are true about the world when you open a non-fiction book, stay away. Theta Theory 0. If you have the option to use another textbook, do so.
Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition
Theta Theory 0. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Juan Uriagereka – – Cambridge University Press.
Constituency Tests 98 5. 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 Andrfw.syntax syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.
As an outsider I’m a functional typologist, so to speakI just thought it was odd that, except for the exercises, English was ubiquitous.
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The Lexicon 4. 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. Nice to be able to work on your knowledge of syntax, though! Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?
Syntax in Philosophy of Language categorize this paper. Deeply informed, lucid and careful, this revision of the outstanding original carries the student from core concepts to topics at the borders of inquiry.
Constituency in Other Languages 6. Perlmutter – – New York: Focus and Secondary Predication. I have come anddew.syntax learn that there are two broad approaches to syntax: The Distribution of R-expressions 6.
Syntax : A Generative Introduction
Apr 25, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign in Create an account. Return to Book Page. Thematic Relations and Theta Roles 3.
Grammatical Relations 6. Syntax as Science — the Scientific Method 7 4. 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 andrew.dyntax.
Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 3. The examples in it were great and I really benefited from the class being taught with this book.
Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie
If you’re a dewey-eyed, impressionable undergraduate with a budding passion for andred.syntax and an unquestioning belief in anything Chomsky says, you might find this book a good place to start.
The Scientific Method and the Structure of this Textbook 29 7. LF-copying or PF-deletion 2. Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6.