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Books: Syntax: Radford

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  1. jreid, Minimalist Syntax: Radford

Message 1: Minimalist Syntax: Radford

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 13:17:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: jreid <>
Subject: Minimalist Syntax: Radford

Title: Minimalist Syntax
Subtitle: Exploring the Structure of English
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Cambridge University Press

Book URL:

Author: Andrew Radford, University of Essex

Paperback: ISBN: 052154274X, Pages: 526, Price: U.K. � 19.99


Andrew Radford's latest textbook, Minimalist Syntax, provides a
concise, clear, and accessible introduction to current work in
syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist
Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntactic theory,
Radford takes students through a diverse range of topics in English
syntax - such as categories and features, merger, null constituents,
movement, case, and split projections - and shows how the
'computational component' works within the minimalist
framework. Beginning at an elementary level, the book introduces
grammatical concepts and sets out the theoretical foundations of
Principles and Parameters and Universal Grammar, before progressing in
stages towards more complex phenomena. Each chapter contains a
workbook section, in which students are encouraged to make their own
analyses of English phrases and sentences through exercises, model
answers, and 'helpful hints'. There is also an extensive glossary of

Lingfield(s):	Syntax
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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