Minimalist syntax : exploring the structure of English /

Andrew Radford's textbook, Minimalist Syntax, provides a concise, clear, and accessible introduction to syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntactic theory, Radford takes students through a diverse range o...

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Author / Creator:Radford, Andrew.
Imprint:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 512 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Subject:English language -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
English language -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Engels.
Syntaxis.
Taalstructuur.
Minimalist program.
Minimalist program
Syntax
Englisch.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11830472
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ISBN:9780511217227
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-497) and index.
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Summary:Andrew Radford's textbook, Minimalist Syntax, provides a concise, clear, and accessible introduction to syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntactic theory, Radford takes students through a diverse range of topics in English syntax - such as categories and features, merger, null constituents, movement, case, and split projections - and shows how the 'computational component' works within the minimalist framework. Beginning at an elementary level, the book introduces grammatical concepts and sets out the theoretical foundations of Principles and Parameters and Universal Grammar, before progressing in stages towards more complex phenomena. Each chapter contains a workbook section, in which students are encouraged to make their own analyses of English phrases and sentences through exercises, model answers, and 'helpful hints'. There is also an extensive glossary of terms.
Other form:Print version: Radford, Andrew. Minimalist syntax. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 052183497X
Standard no.:9780521542746