An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 12, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. This is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Analysing English Sentences (also published by Cambridge University Press), and will be welcomed as a handy introduction to current syntactic theory.
 

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Contents

Structure
39
Workbook section
70
Null constituents
81
Head movement
120
Workbook section
147
Amovement
196
Agreement case and Amovement
237
Workbook section
275
Phases
323
Glossary and list of abbreviations
370
References
410
Index
435
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Andrew Radford is Professor and Head of Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. His recent publications include Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge, 2004) and English Syntax: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2004).

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