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Transformational Grammar: A First Course (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

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Publisher Comments:

Radford's new textbook is primarily for students with little or no background in syntax who need a lively and up-to-date introduction to contemporary work on transformational grammar. It covers four main topics: the goals of linguistic theory, syntactic structure, the nature and role of the lexicon, and the function and operations of transformations. The general framework considers major works, such as Chomsky's Knowledge of Language and Barriers , written since the publication of Radford's widely acclaimed Transformational Syntax in 1981. The present book uses a more recent theoretical construction and also covers a wider range of frameworks at the descriptive level than its predecessor. Radford is well known for his effective teaching approaches and this current volume demonstrates his talent by giving a concise, non-technical introduction to the field. At each chapter's end are exercises that reinforce the text, allowing students to apply the various concepts discussed and encouraging them to look more critically at some of the assumptions and analyses presented. Radford provides a useful, detailed bibliography of primary source material.

Synopsis:

Intended primarily for students lacking background in syntax, this introduction covers the goals of linguistic theory, syntactic structure, the nature and role of the lexicon, and the function and operations of transformations.

Synopsis:

An introduction to transformational grammar for students with little or no background in syntax. It covers linguistic theory, syntactic structure, the nature and role of the lexicon and the function of transformations and the principles governing their application. Each chapter features exercises.

Synopsis:

This book provides an introduction to contemporary work on transformational grammar.

Table of Contents

Prologue; Acknowledgments; 1. Goals; 2. Structure; 3. Phrase-markers; 4. Noun phrases; 5. Other phrases; 6. Clauses; 7. The lexicon; 8. Transformations; 9. WH movement; 10. Alpha movement; Bibliographical background; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521347501
Editor:
Radford, Andrew
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Author:
Ewen, C. J.
Author:
Dressler, W.
Author:
Radford
Author:
Anderson, S. R.
Author:
Andrew, Radford
Author:
Radford, Andrew
Author:
Comrie, B.
Author:
Bresnan, J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general
Subject:
Grammar and vocabulary
Subject:
Generative grammar
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Generative grammar Generative grammar
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.94x6.02x1.53 in. 2.19 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521347501 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Intended primarily for students lacking background in syntax, this introduction covers the goals of linguistic theory, syntactic structure, the nature and role of the lexicon, and the function and operations of transformations.
"Synopsis" by , An introduction to transformational grammar for students with little or no background in syntax. It covers linguistic theory, syntactic structure, the nature and role of the lexicon and the function of transformations and the principles governing their application. Each chapter features exercises.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides an introduction to contemporary work on transformational grammar.
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