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An Introduction to Syntax

by Jr, Robert D. van Valin

  • 133 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Education,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Grammar,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general--Syntax,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / General,
  • Grammar, Comparative and gener,
  • Syntax

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7749432M
    ISBN 100521631998
    ISBN 109780521631990

    This book is an introduction to syntactic theory and analysis which can be used for both introductory and advanced courses in theoretical syntax. Offering an alternative to the standard generative view of the subject, it deals with the major issues in syntax with which all theories are concerned. It presents syntactic phenomena from a wide range of languages and introduces students to the 5/5(1).   This comprehensive introduction to syntax explains the basic concepts of syntax, and how the structures which are in place for describing the world can also be applied to a description of language structure. Edith Moravcsik presents a detailed introduction to syntactic description, including linear order, selection, categories, meaning, sound form, variation and change. The final selection.

    baham_books via United Kingdom: Softcover, ISBN Publisher: Cambridge University Press, New. An Introduction to Valin, D.,4/5(26). Get this from a library! An introduction to syntax. [Robert D Van Valin] -- This comprehensive new textbook is an engaging introduction to syntax. Clearly organized and accessible, it provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using.

    An Introduction to Syntax is first and foremost an exploration of the variety of human languages, with examples drawn from every part of the globe. It is also a guide to the analysis of these languages, teaching you the techniques that the practitioners of linguistic science use to reveal and understand the structure of human languages. Introduction to Linguistics Marcus Kracht Department of Linguistics, UCLA Campbell Hall Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA – [email protected] Size: 1MB.


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An Introduction to Syntax by Jr, Robert D. van Valin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Don’t let the title ‘introduction’ lead you to believe this is a good first book on syntax. It is not. For that, use an up to date general introduction to linguistics or Kroeger’s Analyzing Grammar. However, this book is a beneficial introduction to syntactic theories and by: The book guides students through the basic concepts involved in syntactic analysis and goes on to prepare them for further work in any syntactic theory An Introduction to Syntax: Robert D.

van Valin Jr: : Books/5(2). In sum, An introduction to syntactic theory is highly recommended as a valuable resource for anyone learning or teaching syntax.

(Language: The Journal of the Linguistic Society of America) Unlike most syntax textbooks, this one approaches the technicalities via a broad consideration of explanation illustrated from everyday by: 6. An Introduction to Syntax by Robert D.

Van Valin Jr. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “An Introduction to Syntax” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving. Want to Read. Currently Reading. Read. Other editions.4/5. Don’t let the title ‘introduction’ lead you to believe this is a good first book on syntax.

It is not. For that, use an up to date general introduction to linguistics or Kroeger’s Analyzing Grammar. However, this book is a beneficial introduction to syntactic theories and processes/5(5). An Introduction to Syntax. Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive new textbook provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of languages.

Although most of the examples are from English, the book introduces general concepts which provide the necessary tools for a basic syntactic analysis of any language. It concentrates on topics that will remain useful to the student who does not go on to study linguistics but, say, literature or EFL teaching.5/5(1).

Download This book provides an introduction to compositional semantics and to the syntax/semantics interface. It is rooted within the tradition of model theoretic semantics, and develops an explicit fragment of both the syntax and semantics of a rich portion of English.

Syntax, lexical categories, and morphology 1 CHAPTER 1 Syntax, lexical categories, and morphology Introduction This book is an introduction to the basic concepts of syntax and syntactic analysis. Syntax is a central component of human language.

Language has often been characterized as a systematic correlation between certain types of gestures and mean. these works, which have set the course for teaching syntax over the years. Within this book, Chapters 1 to 5 cover the fundamental notions of English grammar. We start with the basic properties of English words, and then rules for combining these words to form well-formed phrases and, ultimately, clauses.

These chapters guide students through theCited by: This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years.

Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence.

Books shelved as syntax: Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach by David Adger, Aspects of the Theory of. 1Review. In An Introduction to English Syntax, Jim Miller discusses the central concepts of syntax which are applied in a wide range of university courses, in business, in teaching and in speech therapy.

The book deals with traditional concepts which have been greatly refined and extended over the past thirty years: what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are and how they can be recognised; what a 3/5(1). This comprehensive textbook is an engaging introduction to syntax.

Clearly organized and accessible, it provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of by:   This new edition of Syntax: A functional-typological introduction is at many points radically revised.

In the previous edition () the author deliberately chose to de-emphasize the more formal aspects of syntactic structure, in favor of a more comprehensive treatment of the semantic and pragmatic correlates of syntactic structure. With hindsight the author now finds the de-emphasis of the.

book book-s table table-s friend friend-s rose rose-s Nouns can do this (as well as small number of other items: demonstratives, pronouns): in English, the ability to be pluralized comes close to being a distinctive property of Nouns.

If a word can be pluralized (and is not a demonstrative or a pronoun), it is a Size: KB. An Introduction to English Syntax book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

This work discusses the central concepts of syntax /5. 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, : 1 Some Basic Properties of English Syntax 1 Some Remarks on the Essence of Human Language 1 How We Discover Rules 4 Why Do We Study Syntax and What Is It Good for.

7 Exercises 9 2 From Words to Major Phrase Types 11 Introduction 11 Lexical Categories 11 Determining the Lexical Categories 11 Content vs. “Givón’s book is a very useful introduction to syntax. The new edition has gained a lot in clarity, consistency and accurateness of presentation of the material.

Although some features of the book are hardly appropriate for a standard textbook, the abundance of illustrative material from languages of diverse structural types, numerous Pages:. An Introduction to Syntax Robert D. van Valin Jr Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive new textbook provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of languages.This textbook--an abridged version of Radford's Minimalist Syntax and the Syntax of English--provides a concise and accessible introduction to current syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Programme.

Assuming little or no prior grammatical knowledge, it takes students through a range of topics in English syntax, beginning at an elementary level and progressing 5/5(2).4 introduction to morphology and syntax associatedwiththebottomhalfinclude“sign,”“signifier,”“symbol,”“structure,” and“form.” Inancienttimes File Size: KB.