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Syntax: A Generative Introduction

Carnie, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0631225447 / ISBN 13: 9780631225447
Published by Blackwell Publoshers, Williston, Vermont, U.S.A., 2002
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Title: Syntax: A Generative Introduction

Publisher: Blackwell Publoshers, Williston, Vermont, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition.

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This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.

  • Walks the student through complicated analyses, pointing out common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Includes extensive foreign language examples and exercises
  • Contains exercises designed both to cement foundational knowledge and to take the student to the next level
  • Accompanied by a supplementary website with sample problems, chapter summaries and relevant links:

From the Back Cover:

Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the new edition of Syntax provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, binding, movement, and locality conditions. Unique among syntax texts, this book also contains short chapters on both HPSG and LFG.

Syntax succeeds in strengthening the foundational knowledge of its readers, preparing them for more advanced study.

The fully revised second edition includes:

  • Extended discussion in the foundational chapters, including many more sample trees
  • New and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type
  • A new foundational chapter on parts of speech
  • Three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shift, gapping and ellipsis, control, and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding

Syntax, Second Edition is supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at

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