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Modern Syntax A Coursebook

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ISBN-10: 052186335X

ISBN-13: 9780521863353

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andrew Carnie

List price: $72.99
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Assuming no previous background in syntax, this practical coursebook introduces all the basics of modern syntactic analysis in a simple step-by-step fashion. Each unit is constructed so that the reader discovers new ideas, formulates hypotheses and practises fundamentals.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 370
Size: 7.09" wide x 10.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

How to use this book
A note on the theoretical perspective of this book
Some basic ideas in syntax
Defining syntax
Syntactic data
Group 1 Review
Categories and subcategories
Parts of speech and lexical categories
Functional categories
Subcategories 1: pronouns
Subcategories 2: other subcategories of nouns
Subcategories 3: transitivity
Tangent: tense, aspect, voice and mood
Subcategories of auxiliaries
Group 2 Review
Constituents, Merge and trees
C-MERGE: complements
Complements: a case study
Specifiers: VP and TP
Specifiers: NP and DP
MERGE: adjuncts
Drawing trees
Group 3 Review
Movement and control
Non-finite clauses 1: control constructions
Non-finite clauses 2: raising sentences
Head-to-head movement 1: auxiliaries
Head-to-head movement 2: main verbs
Group 4 Review
Evaluating our progress
The next steps
Glossary, symbols and abbreviations
Features and their values
Rules, constraints and principles