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Minimalist syntax

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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.

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Author(s):
Andrew Radford
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
170mmx250mm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052154274X
ISBN-13:
9780521542746
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Minimalist Syntax Exploring the structure of English

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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.

Author(s):
Andrew Radford
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
170mmx250mm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
052154274X
ISBN-13:
9780521542746
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Minimalist Syntax Exploring the structure of English

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