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Syntax : a generative introduction

Author: Andrew Carnie
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Introducing linguistics, 4.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Carnie
ISBN: 1405133848 9781405133845
OCLC Number: 64897498
Description: xviii, 489 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments. Part 1: Preliminaries:. 1. Generative Grammar. 0. Preliminaries. 1. Syntax as a Cognitive Science. 2. Modeling Syntax. 3. Syntax as Science - the Scientific Method. An Example of the Scientific Method as Applied to Syntax. Sources of Data. 4. Where do the Rules Come From?. Learning vs. Acquisition. Innateness: Language as an Instinct. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition. Other Arguments for UG. Explaining Language Variation. 5. Choosing among Theories about Syntax. 6. The Scientific Method and the Structure of this Textbook. 7 Summary. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 2. Parts of Speech. 0. Words and Why They Matter to Syntax. 1. Determining Part of Speech. The Problem of Traditional Definitions. Distributional Criteria. 2. The Major Parts of Speech: N, V, Adj, and Adv. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Adverbs. 3. Open vs. Closed; Lexical vs. Functional. Open vs. Closed Parts of Speech. Lexical vs. Functional. Some Functional (Closed) Categories of English. Summary. 4. Subcategories and Features. Subcategories of Nouns. Subcategories of Verbs. 5. Summary. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 3. Constituency, Trees, and Rules. 0. Introduction. 1. Rules and Trees. Noun Phrases (NPs). Adjective Phrases (AdjPs) and Adverb Phrases (AdvPs). Prepositional Phrases (PPs). Verb Phrases (VPs). Clauses. Summary. 2. How to Draw a Tree. Bottom-up Trees. The Top-down Method of Drawing Trees. Bracketed Diagrams. 3. Modification and Ambiguity. 4. Constituency Tests. 5. Summary and Conclusion. Appendix: How to do Foreign Language PSR Problems. A1. Doing problems with word-by-word glosses. A2. Doing problems without word-by-word glosses. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 4. Structural Relations. 0. Introduction. 1. The Parts of a Tree. 2. Domination. Domination. Exhaustive Domination. Immediate Domination. 3. Precedence. 4. C-command. 5. Grammatical Relations. 6. Summary and Conclusions. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 5. Binding Theory. 0. Introduction. 1. The Notions Coindex and Antecedent. 2. Binding. 3. Locality Conditions on the Binding of Anaphors. 4. The Distribution of Pronouns. 5. The Distribution of R-expressions. 6. Conclusion. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. Part 2: The Base:. 6. X-bar Theory. 0. Introduction. 1. Bar-level Projections. V-bar. Adj-bar and Adv-bar. P-bar. 2. Generalizing the Rules: The X-bar Schema. 3. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers. Complements and Adjuncts in NPs. Complements and Adjuncts in VPs, AdjPs, AdvPs, and PPs. The Notion Specifier. 4. Some Definitional Housekeeping. 5. Parameters of Word Order. 6. Drawing Trees in X-bar Notation. Important Considerations in Tree Drawing. A Sample Tree. 7. X-bar Theory: A Summary. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 7. Extending X-bar Theory to Functional Categories. 0. Introduction. 1. Determiner Phrases (DPs). 2. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types. 3. Complementizer Phrases (CPs). 4. Tense Phrases (TPs). 5. CP, TP, DP tree. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 8. Constraining X-bar Theory: The Lexicon. 0. Introduction. 1. Some Basic Terminology. 2. Thematic Relations and Theta Roles. 3. The Lexicon. 4. Expletives and the Extended Projection Principle. 5. Summary. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. Part 3: Movement:. 9. Head-to-Head Movement. 0. Introduction. 1. Verb Movement (V -> T). French. Irish. 2. T Movement (T -> C). 3. Do-support. 4. Multiple Auxiliaries and Affix-hopping in English. Multiple Auxiliaries. Affix-hopping. 5. Summary. Appendix: Tests for Determining if a Language has V -> T or Affix Lowering. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 10. DP Movement. 0. Introduction. 1. A Puzzle for the Theory of Theta Roles. 2. Passives. 3. Case. 4. Raising: Reprise. 5. Passives: Reprise. 6. Closing Up a Loose End. 7. Conclusion. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 11. Wh-movement. 0. Introduction. 1. Movement in Wh-questions. 2. Islands. 3. The Minimal Link Condition. Wh-islands and the Minimal Link Condition. The MLC in DP Movement and Head Movement. 4. Echo Questions (Wh-in-situ) in English. 5. Conclusion. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 12. A Unified Theory of Movement. 0. Introduction. 1. Move. 2. Explaining Cross-linguistic Differences. 3. Scope, Covert Movement, and The MLC. MLC Effects in Wh-in-situ Languages. English Quantifiers and Scope. 4. Conclusion. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. Part 4: Advanced Topics:. 13. Expanded VPs. 0. Introduction. 1. The Problem of Ditransitive Verbs. 2. Light Verbs. 3. Object Shift. 4. Ditransitives: Reprise. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 14. Raising, Control, and Empty Categories. 0. Introduction. 1. Raising vs. Control. Two Kinds of Theta Grids for Main Predicates. Distinguishing Raising from Control. What is PRO?. 2. Two Kinds of Raising, Two Kinds of Control. Two Kinds of Raising. Two Kinds of Control. Summary of Predicate Types. 3. Control Theory. 4. Another Kind of Null Subject: "Little" pro. 5. Summary. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. 15. Advanced Topics in Binding Theory. 0. A Quick Review of Chapter 5 Binding Theory. 1. Levels of Representation. 2. The Definition of Binding Domain. A Miscellany of Domain Violations. Anaphors. Pronouns. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Sets. Challenge Problem Sets. Part 5: Alternatives:. 16. Lexical-Functional Grammar. 0. Alternative Theories. 1. C-structure. 2. Functions. 3. The Lexicon. 4. F-structure. Why F-structures?. 5. Assorted Phenomena. Head Mobility. Passives. Raising and Control. Wh-movement: Long Distance Dependencies. 6. Conclusion. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Set. Challenge Problem Sets. 17. Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. 0. Introduction. 1. Features. 2. The Lexicon. 3. Rules, Features, and Trees. 4. Binding. 5. Long Distance Dependencies. Ideas Introduced in this Chapter. Further Reading. General Problem Set. Challenge Problem Sets. Conclusions and Directions for Further Study. References. Index.
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