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Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the structure of English

Radford, A (2004) Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the structure of English. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521542746

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Abstract

Minimalist Syntax, provides a concise, clear, and accessible introduction to current work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntactic theory, Radford takes students through a diverse range of topics in English syntax - such as categories and features, merger, null constituents, movement, case, and split projections - and shows how the 'computational component' works within the minimalist framework. Beginning at an elementary level, the book introduces grammatical concepts and sets out the theoretical foundations of Principles and Parameters and Universal Grammar, before progressing in stages towards more complex phenomena. 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'. There is also an extensive glossary of terms.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elena Pupaza
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:43
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11858

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