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A Companion to Carnie’s Syntax. Added to Your Shopping Cart. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. Student View Student Companion Site. He specializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis on andred.syntax, VSO languages, copular constructions and the Celtic Languages. Syntax as a Cognitive Science 5 2. Modeling Syntax 6 3.


Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie

Syntax as Science — the Scientific Method amdrew.syntax 4. Where Do the Rules Come From? Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. The Scientific Method and the Structure of this Textbook 29 7. Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. Determining Part of Speech 45 2.

The Major Parts of Speech: N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. Subcategories and Features 54 5.

Rules and Trees 74 2. How to Draw a Tree 90 3. Modification and Ambiguity 96 4.

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Constituency Tests 98 5. Constituency in Other Languages 6. The Parts of a Tree 2.

Grammatical Relations 6. The Notions Coindex and Antecedent 2. Locality Conditions on the Binding of Anaphors 4. The Distribution of Pronouns 5. The Distribution of R-expressions 6. Bar-level Projections 2. The X-bar Schema 3. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 4. Some Definitional Housekeeping 5.

Parameters of Word Order 6. Drawing Trees in X-bar Notation 7. Determiner Phrases DPs 2. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 3.


Complementizer Phrases CPs 4. Theta Theory 0. Some Basic Terminology 2. Thematic Relations and Theta Roles 3. The Lexicon 4. Expletives and the Extended Projection Principle 5. Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 4. A Andew.syntax for the Theory of Theta Roles 2.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction

Tying Up a Loose End 7. Movement in Wh-questions 2. Relative Clauses 3. The Minimal Link Condition 5. Echo Questions Wh-in-situ in English 6. Explaining Cross-linguistic Differences 3. The Problem of Ditransitive Verbs 2.

Object Shift 4. Control Theory 4. Another Kind of Null Subject: LF-copying or PF-deletion 2.

Syntax : A Generative Introduction

Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 3. Levels of Representation 2. Scrambling and Non-configurationality 4.