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An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory

Genres: linguistics
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1st Mar 2006
Dimensions: w 161mm h 245mm d 27mm
Weight: 700g
ISBN-10: 1405100176
ISBN-13: 9781405100175
Barcode No: 9781405100175
An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory offers beginning students a comprehensive overview of and introduction to our current understanding of the rules and principles that govern the syntax of natural languages. * Includes numerous pedagogical features such as practice boxes and sidebars, designed to facilitate understanding of both the hows and the whys of sentence structure * Guides readers through syntactic and morphological structures in a progressive manner * Takes the mystery out of one of the most crucial aspects of the workings of language the principles and processes behind the structure of sentences * Ideal for students with minimal knowledge of current syntactic research, it progresses in theoretical difficulty from basic ideas and theories to more complex and advanced, up to date concepts in syntactic theory

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All in all, therefore, this book should be recommended to students looking for a clear introduction to generative syntax, as well as to anyone interested in language structure. The exercises can also make it a good handbook to use as a complement to a course on syntax. (Cercles, 1 June 2014)