Syntax: A Generative Introduction

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Blackwell Publishers, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
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This book, by one of Spain's most eminent philosophers, provides a lively and very accessible introduction to philosophy. Written for those who have no prior knowledge of the field, it reveals how the central problems of philosophy remain high"

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User Review  - Abdelmjid Seghir - Goodreads

A very detailed introduction to syntax. Although Carnie can be funny sometimes, the book can be boring and irritating, especially if you're not into syntax but have to take for a college course. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Lynne - Goodreads

Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from "real life" languages. He also has an exercise book that goes well with the text, though I did not purchase it ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Andrew Carnie is Associate Professor of Lingusitics at the University of Arizona. His 1995 dissertation proposed that the traditional distinction between phrases and words is derived and falls out from the interfaces of the syntax with the morphological and semantic components. His publications
include the successful textbook Syntax: A Generative Introduction (Blackwell, 2002) and, as co-editor, The Syntax of VSO Languages (OUP, 2002), Formal Approaches to Function (Benjamins, 2003), and Verb First (Benjamins, 2005), as well as articles in theoretical syntax in such journals as Syntax,
Journal of Celtic Linguistics, Studia Linguistica, Journal of Linguistics, and Canadian Journal of Linguistics. He is currently working on Irish Nouns: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Researchers (OUP) and Sentence Structure: A course book (CUP).

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