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The Syntax Workbook: A Companion to Carnie's Syntax

The Syntax Workbook: A Companion to Carnie's Syntax

Andrew Carnie

ISBN: 978-1-118-35283-0

Jun 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

$31.99

Description

The Syntax Workbook was written as a response to the students and instructors who, over the years, have requested more problem sets that give greater experience in analyzing syntactic structure. Aligned chapter-by-chapter with Carnie’s bestselling textbook, this workbook provides over 120 new exercises on all of the major topics in generative syntax.

  • An all-new workbook to accompany the bestselling syntax textbook, Syntax: A Generative Introduction, which answers the need for a practical text in this field
  • Features over 120 problem sets with answers, designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure
  • Exercises and topics covered includes phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, ellipsis, auxiliaries, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control
  • Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG,  LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual
  • Structured to reflect the style and chapter-by-chapter coverage of the textbook, but its practical, reader-friendly layout also makes it suitable for use as a stand-alone Workbook

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Introduction: Welcome 1

Part 1 Preliminaries 3

1 Generative Grammar 5

2 Parts of Speech 13

3 Constituency, Trees, and Rules 20

4 Structural Relations 39

5 Binding Theory 46

Part 2 The Base 51

6 X-bar Theory 53

7 Extending X-bar Theory to Functional Categories 72

8 Constraining X-bar Theory: Theta Theory 84

9 Auxiliaries and Functional Categories 93

Part 3 Movement 107

10 Head-to-Head Movement 109

11 DP Movement 117

12 Wh -movement and Locality Constraints 127

13 A Unified Theory of Movement 145

Part 4 Advanced Topics 149

14 Expanded VPs 151

15 Raising, Control, and Empty Categories 157

16 Ellipsis 169

17 Advanced Topics in Binding Theory 174

18 Polysynthesis, Incorporation, and Non-configurationality 177

References 180

Index 182

• An all-new workbook to accompany the bestselling syntax textbook, Syntax: A Generative Introduction, which answers the need for a practical text in this field
• Features over 120 problem sets with answers, designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure
• Exercises and topics covered includes phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, ellipsis, auxiliaries, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control
• Supported by online student and instructor resources at www.wiley.com/go/carnie, including extra chapters on HPSG and LFG, and time-saving teaching resources, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual
• Structured to reflect the style and chapter-by-chapter coverage of the textbook, but its practical, reader-friendly layout also makes it suitable for use as a stand-alone Workbook