ERIC Number: ED412744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction.
The textbook is designed as a self-contained introduction to English syntax, providing an overview of key theoretical concepts and descriptive devices used in contemporary linguistic work rather than a historical perspective and using varieties of English from around the world rather than other languages for illustration. Chapter topics include: principles of grammar; grammatical categories; syntactic structure; empty categories within syntactic structures; head movement; operator movement; subjects; the A movement operation; verb phrase shells; and agreement projections. Each chapter ends with a substantial workbook section containing exercises and material for classroom discussion, independent study, or course assignments, cross-referenced to textbook sections. A glossary is included. Contains 96 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, English, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211 (hardback: ISBN-0-521-58122-2; paperback: ISBN-0-521-58914-2).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Note: For unabridged version, see FL 014 828.