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An introduction to English sentence structure / Andrew Radford

Main Author Radford, Andrew Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Cambridge University, cop. 2009 Description X, 445 p. : il. ; 25 cm ISBN 978-0-521-73190-4 CDU 802.0 801
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. This is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Analysing English Sentences (also published by Cambridge University Press), and will be welcomed as a handy introduction to current syntactic theory.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. viii)
  • 1 Grammar (p. 1)
  • 1.1 Overview (p. 1)
  • 1.2 Traditional grammar: Categories and functions (p. 1)
  • 1.3 Universal Grammar (p. 11)
  • 1.4 The Language Faculty (p. 15)
  • 1.5 Principles of Universal Grammar (p. 19)
  • 1.6 Parameters (p. 22)
  • 1.7 Parameter-setting (p. 26)
  • 1.8 Summary (p. 30)
  • 1.9 Bibliographical background (p. 32)
  • Workbook section (p. 33)
  • 2 Structure (p. 39)
  • 2.1 Overview (p. 39)
  • 2.2 Phrases (p. 39)
  • 2.3 Clauses (p. 44)
  • 2.4 Clauses containing complementisers (p. 49)
  • 2.5 Testing structure (p. 51)
  • 2.6 Structural relations and the syntax of polarity items (p. 58)
  • 2.7 The c-command condition on binding (p. 62)
  • 2.8 Bare phrase structure (p. 64)
  • 2.9 Summary (p. 66)
  • 2.10 Bibliographical background (p. 69)
  • Workbook section (p. 70)
  • 3 Null constituents (p. 81)
  • 3.1 Overview (p. 81)
  • 3.2 Null subjects (p. 81)
  • 3.3 Null auxiliaries (p. 86)
  • 3.4 Null T in finite clauses (p. 89)
  • 3.5 Null T in infinitive clauses (p. 94)
  • 3.6 Null C in finite clauses (p. 96)
  • 3.7 Null C in infinitive clauses (p. 101)
  • 3.8 Defective clauses (p. 105)
  • 3.9 Null determiners and quantifiers (p. 108)
  • 3.10 Summary (p. 111)
  • 3.11 Bibliographical background (p. 113)
  • Workbook section (p. 114)
  • 4 Head movement (p. 120)
  • 4.1 Overview (p. 120)
  • 4.2 T-to-C movement (p. 120)
  • 4.3 Movement as copying and deletion (p. 123)
  • 4.4 V-to-T movement (p. 128)
  • 4.5 Head movement (p. 132)
  • 4.6 Auxiliary Raising (p. 134)
  • 4.7 Another look at negation (p. 137)
  • 4.8 DO-support (p. 140)
  • 4.9 Summary (p. 144)
  • 4.10 Bibliographical background (p. 146)
  • Workbook section (p. 147)
  • 5 Wh-movement (p. 152)
  • 5.1 Overview (p. 152)
  • 5.2 Wh-questions (p. 152)
  • 5.3 Wh-movement as copying and deletion (p. 155)
  • 5.4 Driving wh-movement and auxiliary inversion (p. 161)
  • 5.5 Pied-piping of material in the domain of a wh-word (p. 165)
  • 5.6 Pied-piping of a superordinate preposition (p. 171)
  • 5.7 Long-distance wh-movement (p. 174)
  • 5.8 Multiple wh-questions (p. 182)
  • 5.9 Summary (p. 185)
  • 5.10 Bibliographical background (p. 188)
  • Workbook section (p. 189)
  • 6 A-movement (p. 196)
  • 6.1 Overview (p. 196)
  • 6.2 Subjects in Belfast English (p. 196)
  • 6.3 Idioms (p. 199)
  • 6.4 Argument structure and theta-roles (p. 201)
  • 6.5 Unaccusative predicates (p. 205)
  • 6.6 Passive predicates (p. 211)
  • 6.7 Long-distance passivisation (p. 215)
  • 6.8 Raising (p. 219)
  • 6.9 Comparing raising and control predicates (p. 221)
  • 6.10 Summary (p. 227)
  • 6.11 Bibliographical background (p. 229)
  • Workbook section (p. 230)
  • 7 Agreement, case and A-movement (p. 237)
  • 7.1 Overview (p. 237)
  • 7.2 Agreement (p. 237)
  • 7.3 Feature Valuation (p. 240)
  • 7.4 Uninterpretable features and Feature Deletion (p. 242)
  • 7.5 Expletive it subjects (p. 246)
  • 7.6 Expletive there subjects (p. 251)
  • 7.7 Agreement and A-movement (p. 258)
  • 7.8 EPP and agreement in control infinitives (p. 261)
  • 7.9 EPP and person agreement in defective clauses (p. 262)
  • 7.10 Defective clauses with expletive subjects (p. 267)
  • 7.11 Summary (p. 272)
  • 7.12 Bibliographical background (p. 274)
  • Workbook section (p. 275)
  • 8 Split projections (p. 279)
  • 8.1 Overview (p. 279)
  • 8.2 Split CP: Force, Topic and Focus projections (p. 279)
  • 8.3 Split TP: Aspect and Mood projections (p. 287)
  • 8.4 Split VP: Transitive ergative structures (p. 292)
  • 8.5 Split VP: Other transitive structures (p. 298)
  • 8.6 Split VP: Unaccusative structures (p. 304)
  • 8.7 Split VP: Passive and raising structures (p. 310)
  • 8.8 Summary (p. 313)
  • 8.9 Bibliographical background (p. 316)
  • Workbook section (p. 317)
  • 9 Phases (p. 323)
  • 9.1 Overview (p. 323)
  • 9.2 Phases (p. 323)
  • 9.3 Intransitive and defective clauses (p. 327)
  • 9.4 Phases and A-bar movement (p. 330)
  • 9.5 A-bar movement in transitive clauses (p. 334)
  • 9.6 Uninterpretable features and feature inheritance (p. 340)
  • 9.7 Independent probes (p. 346)
  • 9.8 Subject questions (p. 355)
  • 9.9 More on subextraction (p. 359)
  • 9.10 Summary (p. 362)
  • 9.11 Bibliographical background (p. 363)
  • Workbook section (p. 364)
  • Glossary and list of abbreviations (p. 370)
  • References (p. 410)
  • Index (p. 435)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Andrew Radford is Professor and Head of the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. His recent publications include Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge, 2004) and English Syntax: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2004).

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