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Thu Nov 19 1998

Sum: Intro Syntax Textbook

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Message 1: Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 11:10:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Randy Sharp <randycs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response

Dear Linguists,

In reply to my query about an appropriate introductory textbook on syntax,
I received about 18 replies. I am grateful to all those who responded.
Thank you. The summary, in alphabetical order, is listed below. I list
the number of times the book was mentioned in a positive tone, either
as a suggestion or as a recommendation. Just to let you know the
outcome, we have chosen to use the text by Aarts, at least for the
upcoming semester.

Randy Sharp

 Summary:

Aarts, Bas (1997) "English Syntax and Argumentation", Macmillan.
Mentioned: 2

Burton-Roberts "Analysing Sentences".
Mentioned: 1

Cowper, Elizabeth A. (1992) "A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory: 
 The Government-Binding Approach", University of Chicago Press.
Mentioned: 3

Haegeman, Liliane (1991) "An Introduction to GB", Blackwell.
Mentioned: 1

Jacobs, Roderick (1995) "English Syntax: A Grammar for English Language
 Professionals", Oxford University Press.
Mentioned: 2

Lasnik, H. and Uriagereka, J. (1988) "A Course in GB Syntax", MIT Press.
Mentioned: 1

O'Grady, William (1997) "The syntax files: An introductory survey of basic 
 syntactic concepts and phenomena" (unpublished)
Mentioned: 1 (not publicly available at this time)

Radford, Andrew (1981) "Transformational Syntax", Cambridge University Press.
Mentioned: 1
[Note: it is not certain whether the respondent actually meant
"Transformational Grammar", but then, maybe some people still do use this
text.]

Radford, Andrew (1988) "Transformational Grammar", Cambridge University 
 Press.
Mentioned: 4

Radford, Andrew (1997) "Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English", 
 Cambridge University Press.
Mentioned: 2

Radford, Andrew (1997) "Syntax: A minimalist introduction", Cambridge 
 University Press.
Mentioned: 1

Tallerman, Maggie (1998) "Understanding syntax", Arnold.
Mentioned: 2

Thomason, Linda "Beginner's Syntax".
Mentioned: 1
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