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  • ISBN 0521581222
  • ISBN13 978-0521581226
  • Language English
  • Author Andrew Radford
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press; Abridged edition edition (August 28, 1997)
  • Pages 293
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  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Words Language and Grammar
  • Size ePub 1524 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 795

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. It gives an overview of theoretical concepts and descriptive devices. The discussion is based on varieties of English (Modern Standard, Belfast, Shakespearean, Jamaican Creole) and does not assume prior knowledge of syntax. There are exercises and a glossary. It is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach (CUP, 1997).

Radford is well known for his comprehensible textbooks of generative syntax.

Radford is well known for his comprehensible textbooks of generative syntax. What is the particular of this book is that the reader does not need to learn Chomsky's arguments starting from his early works

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. It gives an overview of theoretical concepts and descriptive devices.

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. The discussion is based on varieties of English (Modern Standard, Belfast, Shakespearean, Jamaican Creole) and does not assume prior knowledge of syntax. There are exercises and a glossary. It is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach (CUP, 1997).

His first important contribution to the field was a 1977 book on Italian syntax. He achieved international recognition in 1981 for his book Transformational Syntax, which sold over 30,000 copies and was the standard introduction to Chomsky's Government and Binding Theory for many years; and this was followed by an introduction to transformational grammar in 1988, which sold over 70,000. Radford is well known for his comprehensible textbooks of generative syntax

This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program. Radford is well known for his comprehensible textbooks of generative syntax.

Each chapter contains a workbook section, in which students are encouraged to make their own analyses of English phrases and sentences through exercises, model answers, and 'helpful hints'.

Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction. 294 Pages · 1997 · . MB · 228 Downloads ·English. In it is hidden mercy. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). This textbook is a concise, readable introduction to current work in syntactic theory, particularly to Chomsky's Minimalist program.

Andrew Radford's new textbook is written for students with little or no background in syntax, and introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's minimalist programme (. merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a range of different construction types (. interrogatives, negatives, passives, unaccusatives, complement clauses). Andrew Radford's new textbook is written for students with little or no background in syntax, and introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's minimalist programme (.

Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Analysing English sentences: a minimalist approach. Категория: Языкознание, Лингвистика. 8 Mb. An introduction to English sentence structure.

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Ziena
Radford's writing is, as always, clear and illuminating. Radford introduces the rationale behind the Minimalist Program and then proceeds to walk the reader through a minimalist analysis of syntactic phenomena in English. His progression goes from elements possibly familiar from similar proposals in other versions of Generative Grammar to new and even polemic proposals. It is an outstanding overview for readers who may not wish to delve into the paraphernalia of constructs and concepts from obsolete prior proposals. Worthy of note is the fact that analysis of Early Moden English and Belfast English are used to contrast and complement Modern English anlaysis. I wish more scientists and professors had Radford's clarity!
Quamar
Radford is well known for his comprehensible textbooks of generative syntax. This book is very helpful for beginners to get access to Chomsky's revolutionary ideas in his minimalist program (MP), which is radically different from his previous versions of grammar. What is the particular of this book is that the reader does not need to learn Chomsky's arguments starting from his early works. The book leads the reader to the MP in a straightforward way. The book first reviews Chomksy's philosophy of language, and then demonstrates the operation of the principles and parameters in the framework by using the examples which can explain our intuition of English. To reduce the burden of the reader, as he did in his other books, the author uses vivid analogies to illustrate some critical concepts. There are also excises attached to each chaper. Besides, the book includes a glossary of the terms which appear in the book. If you want to learn about the MP or to read Chomksy's latest works, or if you want to find a textbook for your students in the course of generative syntax, this book,I believe, as a warm-up candidate, should be under your consideration.