Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response
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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
Aarts, Bas (1997) "English Syntax and Argumentation", Macmillan.
Burton-Roberts "Analysing Sentences".
Cowper, Elizabeth A. (1992) "A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory:
The Government-Binding Approach", University of Chicago Press.
Haegeman, Liliane (1991) "An Introduction to GB", Blackwell.
Jacobs, Roderick (1995) "English Syntax: A Grammar for English Language
Professionals", Oxford University Press.
Lasnik, H. and Uriagereka, J. (1988) "A Course in GB Syntax", MIT Press.
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syntactic concepts and phenomena" (unpublished)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.
[Note: it is not certain whether the respondent actually meant
"Transformational Grammar", but then, maybe some people still do use this
Radford, Andrew (1988) "Transformational Grammar", Cambridge University
Radford, Andrew (1997) "Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English",
Cambridge University Press.
Radford, Andrew (1997) "Syntax: A minimalist introduction", Cambridge
Tallerman, Maggie (1998) "Understanding syntax", Arnold.
Thomason, Linda "Beginner's Syntax".
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