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Mon Jun 21 2021

Books: Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 4th Edition: Carnie

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Date: 21-Jun-2021
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Subject: Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 4th Edition: Carnie
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Title: Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 4th Edition
Series Title: Introducing Linguistics
Published: 2021
Publisher: Wiley

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Author: Andrew Carnie
Electronic: ISBN: 9781119569312 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 40
Paperback: ISBN: 9781119569237 Pages: 544 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

Now in its fourth edition, Andrew Carnie's Syntax: A Generative Introduction remains the leading introduction to the rules, principles, and processes that determine the structure of sentences in language. Comprehensive yet accessible, the text provides a well-balanced, student-friendly introduction to syntactic theory. Topics include phrase structure, the lexicon, binding theory, case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, ditransitives, verbal inflection and auxiliaries, ellipsis, control theory, non-configurational languages, and more. Students are provided with numerous exercises and pedagogical features designed to strengthen comprehension, review learning objectives, test knowledge, and highlight major issues in the field.

The fourth edition features revised material throughout, including a new section on Chomsky's Merge and additional problem sets in every chapter, while new examples throughout the text broaden the appeal and relatability of the text to a more diverse set of students.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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