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Syntax: A Generative Introduction (Introducing Linguistics) (edition 2012)

by Andrew Carnie

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Title:Syntax: A Generative Introduction (Introducing Linguistics)
Authors:Andrew Carnie
Info:Wiley-Blackwell (2012), Edition: 3, Paperback, 544 pages
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Tags:textbook, linguistics, language, syntax, read for class F12

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Clear explanations, interesting examples covering many languages of the world, diagram upon diagram--it's decent. It decently explains the horrible scholastic phenomenon that is generative syntax. Your theory doesn't work? Maybe that's because a noun is a verb! Maybe the word at the end of the sentence is at the beginning of the sentence! Maybe black is white. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0631225447, Paperback)

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: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnie

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Andrew Carnie's bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded.… (more)

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