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Modern syntax : a coursebook

Author: Andrew Carnie
Publisher: Cambridge [Angleterre] : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assuming no previous background in syntax, this practical coursebook introduces all the basics of modern syntactic analysis in a simple step-by-step fashion. Each unit is constructed so that the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Carnie
ISBN: 9780521863353 052186335X 9780521682046 0521682045
OCLC Number: 779871206
Description: xii, 358 p. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Basic Ideas in Syntax: 1. Defining syntax; 2. Syntactic data; 3. Hypotheses: rules; Part II. Categories and Subcategories: 4. Words and lexical categories; 5. Functional categories; 6. Pronouns; 7. Other subcategories of nouns; 8. Subcategories of verbs; 9. Tangent: tense, aspect and mood; 10. Auxiliaries; Part III. Constituents, Merge and Trees: 11. Constituency; 12. Complements; 13. Complements: a case study; 14. Specifiers of VP and TP; 15. Specifiers of NP and DP; 16. Tagging; 17. Adjuncts; 18. Drawing trees; Part IV. Movement and Control: 19. Passives; 20. Non-finite clauses 1: control constructions; 21. Non-finite clauses 1: raising constructions; 22. Head movement 1: auxiliaries; 23. Head movement 2: main verbs; 24. Wh-movement; Part V. Conclusions and Appendices: 25. Evaluating our progress; 26. The next steps; Appendix 1. Glossary, symbols and abbreviations; Appendix 2. Features and their values; Appendix 3. Rules, constraints and principles.
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