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Syntactic theory and the structure of english : a minimalist approach / Andrew Radford

Main Author Radford, Andrew Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997 Description XII, 558 p. ; 23 cm Series Cambridge textbooks in linguistics) ISBN 0-521-47707-7 CDU 802.0 801.56
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Andrew Radford's textbook is written for students with little or no background in syntax, and introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's minimalist programme (e.g. merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a range of different construction types (e.g. interrogatives, negatives, passives, unaccusatives, complement clauses). Illustrative material is drawn from varieties of English (Standard English, Belfast English, Shakespearean English, Jamaican Creole and Child English). There is a substantial glossary and an extensive integral workbook section at the end of each chapter with helpful hints and model answers, which aim to get students to analyse phrases and sentences for themselves within a minimalist framework.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • 1 Principles and parameters
  • 2 Categories and features
  • 3 Syntactic structure
  • 4 Empty categories
  • 5 Checking
  • 6 Head movement
  • 7 Operator movement
  • 8 A movement
  • 9 VP shells
  • 10 Agreement projections
  • Glossary and list of abbreviations
  • References
  • Index

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