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Syntax : basic concepts and applications

Author: Robert Freidin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Syntax: Basic Concepts and Applications provides a systematic introduction to core topics in syntax, focusing on how the basic concepts apply in the analysis of sentences. Assuming no background in linguistic analysis, the book gives students a working knowledge of syntactic analysis from a minimalist perspective. Step by step it explains the fundamentals of phrase structure, movement and deletion. Well-placed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Freidin, Robert.
Syntax.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011052725
(OCoLC)765812575
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Freidin
ISBN: 9781139518390 1139518399 9781139020565 1139020560 9781139516549 113951654X 9781139514897 113951489X
OCLC Number: 808367416
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: 1. The computational nature of human language; 2. Knowledge of language as an object of inquiry; 3. Categories and constituents; 4. Phrase structure theory; 5. The structure of clauses; 6. The syntax of Spec-TP; 7. Head movement and the structure of root clauses; 8. Wh-movement; 9. Ellipsis: unpronounced syntax.
Responsibility: Robert Freidin.

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A systematic introduction to core topics in syntax, focusing on how the basic concepts apply in the analysis of sentences.  Read more...

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