Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction by Andrew RadfordSyntax: A Minimalist Introduction by Andrew Radford

Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction

byAndrew Radford

Paperback | August 28, 1997

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This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. It gives an overview of theoretical concepts and descriptive devices. The discussion is based on varieties of English (Modern Standard, Belfast, Shakespearean, Jamaican Creole) and does not assume prior knowledge of syntax. There are exercises and a glossary. It is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach (CUP, 1997).
Title:Syntax: A Minimalist IntroductionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.63 inPublished:August 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521589142

ISBN - 13:9780521589147

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Grammar; 2. Categories; 3. Structure; 4. Empty categories; 5. Head movement; 6. Operator movement; 7. Subjects; 8. A movement; 9. VP shells; 10. Agreement projections; Glossary and list of abbreviations; References; Index.

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..."an admirable job of presenting the essentials of a rapidly changing framework...." Donald G. Frantz, Notes on Linguistics