LINGUIST List 10.275

Sat Feb 20 1999

Books: English Grammar

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  1. Andrew Carnie, English Grammar

Message 1: English Grammar

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 15:25:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
Subject: English Grammar

English Grammar
A Generative Perspective

University of Geneva and University of Paris III - Sorbonne 

Price : $36.95
Format : 6.75 x 9.75 in 768 pages 365 figures. paperback
Publication Date : December 1998 
ISBN: 0-631-18839-8

Published by Blackwell, Oxford/Boston.

Description : 

This book is intended primarily for undergraduate students 
of English, though it will also be useful for 
undergraduates in linguistics focusing on English. It shows 
how a restricted set of principles can account for a wide 
range of the phenomena of English syntax. 

While the main focus of the book is empirical, it 
introduces important theoretical concepts: theta theory, X-
bar theory, case theory, locality, binding theory, economy, 
full interpretation, functional projections. In doing so it 
prepares the student for more advanced theoretical work. 
The authors integrate many recent insights into the nature 
of syntactic structure into their discussion. They present 
information in a gradual way: hypotheses developed in early 
chapters are reviewed and modified in subsequent ones. The 
authors also pay attention to the relation between 
structure and interpretation and to language variation, and 
particularly to register variation. They include a wide 
range of diverse exercises, giving the student an 
opportunity for creative individual work on English.

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