Syntax: A Generative Introduction

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Wiley, Feb 28, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
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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:

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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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About the author (2002)

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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