Summary: “Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity. Syntax by Andrew Carnie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major.

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Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual Features new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages Covers topics including phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control Accompanied by a new optional workbook, available separately, of sample problem sets which are designed andree.syntax give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure show farnie.

Carnie’s style is great: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor retiredDept.

andrew.syntad Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation. The Government-Binding Approach and Andrew Radford ‘s books, having myself read the first and benefited much from the latter’s books. I don’t understand why all the alternative approaches other than Chomskyan Minimalist Program have been excluded from the last few chapters.

I just wished the author didn’t constantly make assumptions that I had to “un-learn” in the following chapter.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie

But for beginners, Carnie’s textbook this one is out of question. The Syntax of Crossing Coreference Sentences. The chapters were broken down into manageable sections, each syntactic phenomenon was explained as clearly as could be reasonably expected given how ridiculously nuancy syntactic theory isand most importantly, the examples were usually subtly hilarious.


Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type. Another Kind of Null Subject: T Movement T C 3. Jun 24, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: 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. For the first time, anoptional companion Workbook is also available; the table ofcontents correlates with the textbook and is designed to help offerstudents practice at analyzing syntactic structure.

Overall a very good text book, down to earth and easier to read than most other syntax options. Book ratings by Goodreads. Brown – – Hutchinson. Lists with This Book. 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. Rules and Trees 74 2. This truly excellent textbook competently guides students to understand not just the basics of generative syntax but also richness of universals and parametric variation in a clear and thought-provoking way.?

This entry has no external links. 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.

Relative Clauses 3. In this thirdedition, new topics are added, darnie areupdated, additional exercises are included, and onlineresources are enhanced. Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 4. There are not enough examples which recap what you have learned previously with the new additions to andrews.yntax grammar structure.


Sep 24, Elaine rated it liked it Recommends it for: A very detailed introduction to syntax. Might be a good andrew.syntaz for those new to linguistics – the first few chapters deal with broader issues like the question of innateness of Language, acquisition vs learning, speech parts, etc.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction – Andrew Carnie – Google Books

However, this is one of the most engaging textbooks I’ve read, and Carnie seems to make a particular effort to be both clear and balanced in his presentation of material and competing theories. Object Shift 4. Rules and Trees 74 2.

Back cover copy The publisher has supplied corrected e-book files as of December5,so the issues of display with the IPA and specialcharacters on Kindle has been fixed.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

If you have the option to use another textbook, do so. How can I read it online? From reading How to Study Linguistics: Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4. I quote here the author’s words: Open Preview See a Problem?

LF-copying or PF-deletion 2. Aug 04, Paz Alonso added it. Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. Solid overall presentation of Generative Syntax, ranging from basic principles to sophisticated generative-based analyses of language phenomena.

GARY rated it it was amazing May 11, Discourse Analysis Barbara Johnstone.