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Introducing Transformational Grammar From Principles and Parameters to Minimalism

ISBN-10: 0340740361
ISBN-13: 9780340740361
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
Authors: Jamal Ouhalla
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hodder Education Group
Publication date: 7/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The first edition of this book quickly established itself as one of the clearest and most readable introductions to generative grammar. Together with a complete introduction to the principles of Universal Grammar, it traced the major shifts of perspective that have influenced the developments of the theory over the last forty years. This revised and expanded new edition introduces students with no previous training to Transformational Grammar. Covering the framework known as Principles and Parameters as well as the more recent framework known as Minimalism, it includes a range of new exercises, making it ideal for students at all levels.

Acknowledgements
Language and Linguistic Theory
Phrase Structure, Lexicon and Transformations
Phrase Structure
Lexicon
Transformations I: Phrasal Categories
Transformations II: Terminal Categories
Principles and Parameters
X-Bar Theory
[theta]-Theory
Case Theory
Binding Theory and Control
Movement Theory
Language Variation
Head-Complement Order, Bounding Nodes, and Wh-in-situ
Null Subjects and Objects
Verb Second, VSO and NSO
Incorporation Phenomena
Clitics and Cliticisation
I-lowering versus V-raising
Minimalism
Minimalist Program
Copy Theory of Movement, and Binding
Checking Theory and Language Variation
Bare Phrase Structure and Antisymmetry
Bibliography
Subject Index
Index of Languages and Phenomena

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