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Tue Dec 11 2012

Books: Syntax: Freidin

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Subject: Syntax: Freidin
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Title: SyntaxSubtitle: Basic Concepts and ApplicationsPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Robert Freidin

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521844277 Pages: 298 Price: U.S. $ 105.00Paperback: ISBN: 9780521605786 Pages: 298 Price: U.S. $ 34.99


Syntax: Basic Concepts and Applications provides a systematic introduction tocore topics in syntax, focusing on how the basic concepts apply in theanalysis of sentences. Assuming no background in linguistic analysis, the bookgives students a working knowledge of syntactic analysis from a minimalistperspective. Step by step it explains the fundamentals of phrase structure,movement and deletion. Well-placed exercises throughout reinforce and extendthe concepts and analyses presented in the text, allowing readers to gainunderstanding of progressively complex issues at a comfortable pace. Much ofthe data comes from English, but crucial examples are also drawn from a rangeof other languages, including Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian,Spanish, Irish, Welsh and Greek.

Table of Contents

1. The computational nature of human language2. Knowledge of language as an object of inquiry3. Categories and constituents4. Phrase structure theory5. The structure of clauses6. The syntax of Spec-TP7. Head movement and the structure of root clauses8. Wh-movement9. Ellipsis: unpronounced syntax

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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