: Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach (Oxford Core Linguistics) ( ): David Adger: Books. This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in human languages. It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and little of elementary grammar. David Adger, Core syntax: a Minimalist approach. Oxford: Oxford. University Press, Pp. xiii+ Andrew Radford, Minimalist syntax.

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All the ideas are presented clearly. Finally, in chapter 10, the author concludes with the subject of locality and phases or islands.

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Core Syntax

It will also be useful for those in fields such as computational science, artificial intelligence, or cognitive psychology who need a sound knowledge of current syntactic theory. Dvid Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions: David Adger leads the reader in easy stages through the development of an approach which explains how these phenomena work.

Jul 25, Moose rated it liked it. I’d also like to add that I own this book as a copy, not as the book itself. It is designed for specialist undergraduates and for those coming to linguistics for the first time as graduates, including students in computational science, artificial intelligence, and psychology.


Aikhenvald Request an Inspection Copy. This book was taught to me in my undergraduate linguistics class and as far as my interest in syntax goes it was way to much to even comprehend. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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If studied in detail and with due diligence, the book can really give an extensive amount of information about the minimalist approach. Jennie rated it really liked it Sep 03, Books by David Adger. Muhammad rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Adger does not always explain concepts adequately or clearly, and I found it much more difficult to learn the material without a professor to explain exactly what was going on.

Lewis Request an Inspection Copy. Ulrike rated it liked it Aug 22, adver There are a lot of examples from sometimes rather exotic languages and the variety of contradictions was confusing. Again, in chapter seven the author argues that functional categories are significant in relation to subjects and objects.

A Theory of the Syntax-Phonology Interface. I have found this to be an excellent introduction to Minimalist Syntax, and to syntactic theorising in general. Dec 02, Ghada rated it liked it Shelves: Towards a Derivational Syntax: Alecia rated it liked it Apr 30, It offers a sound basis for advanced work in linguistics and related fields. I wouldn’t be really fair if I tried to judge it as good or bad, as we were required to read it before we were fully introduced to the basic syntactic theories.


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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Suntax Linguistic Theory Volume 3: It wasn’t that badly written, but I don’t think it was particularly easy either I would not recommend it to any beginner in syntax.

Syntax in Philosophy of Language. It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and little of elementary grammar. To ask other readers questions about Core Syntaxplease sign up.

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