LINGUIST List 13.647

Fri Mar 8 2002

Books: Syntactic Theory

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  1. Barnett Polly, New book: Syntactic Theory by Geoffrey Poole

Message 1: New book: Syntactic Theory by Geoffrey Poole

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 14:12:02 -0000
From: Barnett Polly <p.barnettpalgrave.com>
Subject: New book: Syntactic Theory by Geoffrey Poole

SYNTACTIC THEORY
 
Geoffrey Poole

PALGRAVE MODERN LINGUISTICS SERIES
Edited by Andrew Spencer and No�l Burton-Roberts

ABOUT THE BOOK

An ideal vehicle for teaching students logical and critical reasoning
and how to conduct scientific inquiry generally. Students have the
opportunity to learn the importance of formal statements and
definitions, hypothesis-testing and falsification and the need for
independent motivation, whilst demonstrating and testing the
developing theory virtually instantaneously. The textbook develops
and motivates Chomsky's Government and Binding Theory framework. The
initial chapters guide the reader through introductory topics such as
X'-Theory, Transformations, and elementary Binding Theory while later
chapters cover more advanced topics, which form the core empirical
background to contemporary research, including the Empty Category
Principle and the "Split" Infl hypothesis.

The engaging, informal style makes the most difficult topics clear and
accessible, and the liberal use of in-text exercises engage students
at every stage of the theory-development process. An "Open Issue" at
the end of every chapter encourages students to see themselves as
active participants in a research community.

CONTENTS
Introduction
Phrase Structure
Functional Categories
Theta-Theory and Case Theory
Introduction to Binding Theory
Movement and Chains
Logical Form
The Binding Theory and Empty Categories
The Empty Category Principle
Verb Raising and the Analysis of Infl
References
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

GEOFFREY POOLE is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Harvard
University in 1996. He is the author of various articles on phrase
structure and conditions on movement.

Published by Palgrave
October 2001 336 pp 234x156mm

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Thursday, January 17, 2002