Syntax: A Generative Introduction

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Wiley, Sep 26, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 512 pages
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Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.
  • Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type
  • Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding
  • Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
  • Succeeds in strengthening the reader's foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study
  • Supported by an instructor's manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at

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Andrew Carnie is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He is the editor of several books including Verb First (2005), Formal Approaches to Function (2003), and The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages (2000).

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