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Summary: “Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity. Syntax by Andrew Carnie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major.

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Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions.

Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which ha Building on the success of the bestselling anrrew.syntax edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Carnei and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Includes new and andrew.syngax problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional carnoe on advanced topics in binding Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar Succeeds in strengthening the reader’s foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study Supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 22, Grace Co rated it did not like it. Aug 04, Paz Alonso added it. Syntax is such a tricky, tricky beast to learn, but this book made it worth it. I’m so used to Sahara-dry linguistics textbooks and this was a delight well, for a textbook. The chapters were broken down into manageable sections, each syntactic phenomenon was explained as clearly as could be reasonably expected given how ridiculously nuancy syntactic theory isand most importantly, anxrew.syntax examples were usually subtly hilarious.

I’m a big fan of using humor to cope with how mindnumbingly difficu Syntax is such a tricky, tricky beast to learn, but this book made it worth it. I’m a big fan of abdrew.syntax humor to cope with how mindnumbingly difficult syntax is, because let’s face it Would definitely recommend for all your syntax needs. If you have the option to use another textbook, do so. I can’t deny that concepts are explained very well, but the flow of the anxrew.syntax leaves a lot to be desired.

You’ll constantly be told to forget what you had just learned i. There are not enough examples which recap what you have learned previously andeew.syntax the new additions to the grammar structure.

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Jun 18, Rebecca rated it did not like it Recommends it for: If you’re a dewey-eyed, impressionable undergraduate with a budding passion for syntax and an unquestioning belief in anything Chomsky says, you might find this book carnje good place to start.

If you’re smart, or a graduate student, or enjoy knowing things that are true about the world when you open a non-fiction book, stay away. Apr 25, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: Carnie’s style is great: This book is very anxrew.syntax to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

As an outsider I’m a functional typologist, so to speak anfrew.syntax, I just thought it was odd that, except for the exercises, English was ubiquitous.

But, I guess that’s true of most books on generative grammar Jan 22, Calista rated it liked it Shelves: The constant let’s assume that this is true to prove our next theory really started to wear on me.

Apr 03, Aleeh Urie rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 11, Felix Young rated it liked it. Hated every minute canrie it. Solid overall presentation of Generative Syntax, ranging from basic principles to sophisticated generative-based analyses of language phenomena. This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program.

From reading How to Study Linguistics: A Guide to Understanding Language.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

I have come to learn that there are two broad approaches to syntax: Besides learning much about the aforemen This is a good introduction to syntax, especially in the framework initiated by Chomsky, and developed into today’s Minimalist Program. The Government-Binding Approach and Andrew Radford ‘s books, having myself read the first and benefited much from the latter’s books.

He passed to the reader a useful advice from his teacher Ken Hale which is worth mentioning. I quote here the author’s words: The book is divided into 5 parts, but I’d like to divide it otherwise into 3 parts: These three theories belong to the formalist approach to syntax. Where all these theories differ is in the precise formulation andree.syntax the rules and constraints. Being able to interpret work done in these alternative approaches is a very useful skill and unfortunately, one rarely taught to beginning syntacticians [like myself, the reviewer].

Also, one of the things I admired in the book, which I always I admire, is the recommendations or suggested readings section. Finished the 3rd edition. I don’t understand why all the alternative approaches other than Chomskyan Minimalist Program have been excluded from the last few chapters. Even though they are still provided through the publisher’s website for freeit is so shameful that they are not printed on paper.

These less popular but still intuitive approaches still worth learning for caarnie who, the writer friendly called, ‘young syntacticians. Not only the last couple of chapters are not well-written relative to the Part 2, which Andtew.syntax might say the clearest accounts on what should be dealt with Syntaxsome of the arguments in the last chapters are somewhat contradictory.

However, except for the unripened hurried approach to the Minimalist Program, the baseline GB matters are clearly spelt out, which I always recommend the textbook to anyone interested in syntax.

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For those who want to focus on more serious and recent studies in the Generative enterprise, please refer to Radford’s book.

But for beginners, Carnie’s textbook this one is out of question. I love linguistics and books about linguistics, but this book just didn’t cut it. Syntax used to be my favourite branch of linguistics because I enjoyed drawing syntax trees. This book had too much theory in it and not enough trees — and that’s just not my thing I just wished the author didn’t constantly make assumptions that I had to “un-learn” in the following chapter.

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Why am I learning things in the first place if I’m just going to unlearn them?! I especially detested that I had to start I love linguistics and books about linguistics, but this book just didn’t cut it.

I especially detested that I had to start off with a simple flat tree andrew.syntaxx it confused the hell outta me later on when X-bar theory was introduced. Carnle don’t see how or why that is an efficient method of solidifying my knowledge and application skills in syntax.

It just didn’t work with me. Taking a syntax course, I expected to be drawing more syntax trees which is what I LOVE about syntax than talking about theories Oct 18, Bahareh rated it really liked it. Jul 05, Darya Conmigo rated it really liked it Shelves: Might be a good read for those new to linguistics – the first few chapters deal with broader issues like the question of innateness of Language, acquisition vs learning, speech parts, etc.

Very detailed introduction to tree drawing, some interesting examples from a good selection of languages in exercises. However, if you are generally familiar with the x-bar theory and such, you might want to search for something more advanced Mar 01, Rebecca Lynne rated it really liked it Shelves: Carnie puts forth linguistics in a very easy-to-read fashion with a lot of examples from “real life” languages.

He also has an andrdw.syntax book that goes well with the text, though I did not purchase it.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie

The exercises and challenge sets at the end of each chapter are great, too, but he does not provide the answers. Nice to be able to work on your knowledge of syntax, though! Overall a very good text book, down to earth and easier to read than most other syntax options. Linguistics textbooks and textbooks in general are usually fairly dry and dense and difficult to understand. However, this is one of the most engaging textbooks I’ve read, and Carnie seems to make a particular effort to be both clear and balanced in his presentation of material and competing theories.

I am so glad this is what my grad intro to syntax class used as a textbook, supplemented by other papers and excerpts. Feb 03, Alan rated it really liked it. Probably the best gentle introduction to government and binding theory out there. Does a great job of leading the reader through the reasoning behind each bit of the theory.

But for this reason, it’s nearly useless for reference which, of course, is not what it’s meant for. Jun 24, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: It made me wish I understood Syntax better!

But as a textbook it was pretty decent, but it also helped that I had an amazing professor to get me through! Too difficult to understand.