Syntactic Theory And The Structure Of English: A Minimalist Approach by Andrew RadfordSyntactic Theory And The Structure Of English: A Minimalist Approach by Andrew Radford

Syntactic Theory And The Structure Of English: A Minimalist Approach

byAndrew Radford

Paperback | August 28, 1997

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A new textbook written for students with no background in syntax, which introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist program (e.g. merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a range of different construction types. Illustrative material is mainly drawn from varieties of English (Belfast English, Shakespearean English, Jamaican Creole, etc.). There is a substantial glossary and extensive workbook section with helpful hints and model answers.
Title:Syntactic Theory And The Structure Of English: A Minimalist ApproachFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:572 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:August 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521477077

ISBN - 13:9780521477079

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Principles and parameters; 2. Categories and features; 3. Syntactic structure; 4. Empty categories; 5. Checking; 6. Head movement; 7. Operator movement; 8. A movement; 9. VP shells; 10. Agreement projections; Glossary and list of abbreviations; References; Index.

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"...for those who want to go beyond the surface of word order patterns and morphological amrking, digging for deeper insights into the syntax of a language, Radford's book will certainly be of help. ...linguists working with a functionalist orientation might find it interesting to know how the Minimalist Program combines formal syntactic representations with the functional concept of economy." Joost Zwarts, Notes on Linguistics