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. Written primarily in the Principles and Parameters framework, the text also includes an introduction to Minimalism and gives a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. It contains numerous exercises, including foreign language problem sets, designed both to cement foundational knowledge and to take the student to the next level. The balanced presentation guides the student through complicated analyses, pointing out common mistakes and how to avoid them. Syntax provides a thorough grounding in all areas of generative syntax and prepares the reader for more advanced study. It is supported by an instructor's manual and online resources for students and instructors: http: //www .blackwellpublishing.com/carnie.
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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:
Syntax, Second Edition is supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnie.About the Author:
Andrew Carnie is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He is co-moderator (with Helen Dry and Anthony Aristar) of the Linguist List, and is co-editor (with Eithne Guilfoyle) of The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages (2000).
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