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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This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp.

Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 4. Lists with This Book. N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. An Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics. 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.

The Notions Coindex and Antecedent 2. We’re featuring millions anerew their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I carrnie deny that concepts are explained very well, but the flow of the chapters leaves a lot to be desired.

Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. If you’re a dewey-eyed, impressionable undergraduate with a budding passion for syntax and an unquestioning belief in anything Chomsky zyntax, you might find this book a good place to start. Request an Evaluation Copy for this title.


Demonstratives Without Rigidity or Ambiguity. Denise Meares rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Baker – – University of Chicago Press. Another Kind of Null Subject: Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 4. The Parts of a Tree 2. Some Definitional Housekeeping 5.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Carnie’s style is great: Conventions and Their Role in Language. Would you like to change to the site? In this third edition, topics xyntax been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded.

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Syntax: A Generative Introduction

A Generative Introduction, 3rd Edition. Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program.

It just didn’t work with me. The book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: Features untroduction new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ihtroduction and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding.


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Student View Student Companion Site. Constituency Tests 98 5. To ask other readers questions about Syntaxplease sign up. These less popular but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for those who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians. Deep and Surface Structure Constraints in Syntax.

However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 3.

Where all these theories differ is in the precise formulation of the rules and constraints.

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Some Basic Terminology 2. The Major Parts of Speech: Subcategories and Features 54 5. The Distribution of R-expressions 6. See 1 question about Syntax‚Ķ. The constant let’s assume that this is true to prove our next theory really started to wear on me.

Some assumptions are taken for granted, however.