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Query:   textbooks for intro syntax and semantics
Author:  lijeni lijeni
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax

Summary:   A few weeks ago, I sent out a mail to ask for suggestions on
textbooks for intro syntax and semantics. I've received quite a few
suggestions. Here I would like to thank those who took time to give
me suggestions, as listed in the following. The books suggested are
also summarized below.

People I would like to thank:
Rakesh Bhatt <rakesh@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
Richard Badger <rgb3@stir.ac.uk>
Li-chuan Laurie Yen <uclylye@ucl.ac.uk>
Jun Qian <qian@husc.harvard.edu>
Richard C. DeArmond <dearmond@sfu.ca>
Stanley Dubinsky <dubinsky@sc.edu> *
Chad D. Nilep <chad.nilep@asu.edu>
Thomas E. Payne <tpayne@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby <jrouhie@pop.uky.edu>.

Books for syntax:
English Syntax: A Grammar for English Language Professionals, by
Roderick A. Jacobs., Oxford University PRess.
Radford's book Describing Morphosyntax: a Guide for Field Linguists,
Cambridge
Thomas L (199) _Beginning syntax_ Blackwell
Bloor, M & Bloor T (1995) _The Functional Analysis of English_ Arnold
(A Hallidayan View)
Fabb, N. (1994) Sentence Strucutre Routledge
Napoli, Donna Jo. 1993. Syntax: Theory and problems. Oxford U
Press. ISBN: 0-19-507946-9
Culicover, Peter. 1997. Principles and parameters: An introduction
to syntactic theory. Oxford U Press. ISBN: 0-19-870014-8
Chomsky's Universal Grammar: An Introduction; by Vivian J. Cook and
Mark Newson, second ed. (Blackwell: 1996).
Grammar and Meaning_ by Howard Jackson (Longman: 1990).
Ian Roberts' Comparative Syntax (1996),
L. Haegeman's book, new edition

Books for semantics:
Semantics: A Coursebook, by Hurford and Heasley, Cambridge Univ.
Press, 1983 (latest edition from 1994) ISBN 0-521-28949-1.
Semantics, by Palmer, Cambridge U. Press, 1976. ISBN 0-521-28376-0.
Lyons' new book, Linguistic Semantics, Cambridge.
Chierchia & McConnell-Ginet for formal semantics.
Cann's new text (Cambridge)

LL Issue: 8.756
Date Posted: 20-May-1997
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