Syntax

An Introduction to Minimalism

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Using a concise and clear style, this book highlights insights from current syntactic theory and minimalism. Chapter 1 starts with the general idea behind generative grammar and should be read from a big picture perspective. Because the book expects no prior syntactic background, its next two chapters are on lexical and grammatical categories and on basic phrase structure rules. After these introductory chapters, the book covers the clausal spine, the VP, TP, and CP in Chapters 4, 5, and 6, respectively. For the VP, it emphasizes lexical aspect, theta-roles, and the VP-shell; for the TP and CP, it uses a cartographic approach and juxtaposes that to free adjunction. Chapter 7 covers the DP and Chapter 8 discusses the importance of features. Chapter 9 returns to some of the issues raised in Chapter 1 and summarizes the approach. It includes keywords, frequent summaries, exercises, and suggested answers to the exercises. Cartoons and frequent corpus examples enliven the text.
[Not in series, 214]  2017.   xvi, 159 pp.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations
ix
List of tables
xi
List of figures
xiii
Preface
xvi
Chapter 1. Generative Grammar
2–12
Chapter 2. Building blocks
14–29
Chapter 3. Structure and hierarchy
32–54
Chapter 4. The VP
56–72
Chapter 5. The TP: Tense, mood, and aspect
74–89
Chapter 6. The CP: Mood and pragmatic roles
92–106
Chapter 7. The Determiner Phrase
108–116
Chapter 8. Features
118–124
Chapter 9. Conclusion
126–129
Bibliography
131–134
Appendix. Answers to exercises
136–155
Index of terms and languages
157
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017041504
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