LINGUIST List 8.756

Tue May 20 1997

Sum: Books for intro syntax and semantics

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  1. lijeni, textbooks for intro syntax and semantics

Message 1: textbooks for intro syntax and semantics

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 13:27:13
From: lijeni <>
Subject: textbooks for intro syntax and semantics

	A few weeks ago, I sent out a mail to ask for suggestions on
textbooks for intro syntax and semantics. I've received quite a few
suggestions. Here I would like to thank those who took time to give
me suggestions, as listed in the following. The books suggested are
also summarized below.

People I would like to thank:
Rakesh Bhatt <>
Richard Badger <>
Li-chuan Laurie Yen <>
Jun Qian <>
Richard C. DeArmond <>
Stanley Dubinsky <> *
Chad D. Nilep <>		 
Thomas E. Payne <tpayneOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby <>.

Books for syntax:
English Syntax: A Grammar for English Language Professionals, by
Roderick A. Jacobs., Oxford University PRess.
Radford's book Describing Morphosyntax: a Guide for Field Linguists,
Thomas L (199) _Beginning syntax_ Blackwell
Bloor, M & Bloor T (1995) _The Functional Analysis of English_ Arnold
(A Hallidayan View)
Fabb, N. (1994) Sentence Strucutre Routledge
Napoli, Donna Jo. 1993. Syntax: Theory and problems. Oxford U
Press. ISBN: 0-19-507946-9
Culicover, Peter. 1997. Principles and parameters: An introduction
to syntactic theory. Oxford U Press. ISBN: 0-19-870014-8
Chomsky's Universal Grammar: An Introduction; by Vivian J. Cook and
	Mark Newson, second ed. (Blackwell: 1996).
Grammar and Meaning_ by Howard Jackson (Longman: 1990). 
Ian Roberts' Comparative Syntax (1996), 
L. Haegeman's book, new edition 

Books for semantics:
Semantics: A Coursebook, by Hurford and Heasley, Cambridge Univ.
Press, 1983 (latest edition from 1994) ISBN 0-521-28949-1.
Semantics, by Palmer, Cambridge U. Press, 1976. ISBN 0-521-28376-0.
Lyons' new book, Linguistic Semantics, Cambridge.
Chierchia & McConnell-Ginet for formal semantics.
Cann's new text (Cambridge) 
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