“Adger truly manages to achieve a good balance between a formal theoretical model and its empirical coverage. Each chapter includes excellent problem sets . PDF | On Jan 1, , David Adger and others published Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach. 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.
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They involve a host of intriguing phenomena including constraints on possible word orders and the establishment of relationships between words and phrases which affect both phonological form and meaning. Public Private login e. 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book might be too ambitious for most people: Constituency and Theta Roles 4: It will suit students coming to syntactic theory for the first time either as graduates or undergraduates.
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Request an Inspection Copy. Dixon Request an Inspection Copy. Cecilie rated it liked it Apr 09, It will suit students coming to syntactic theory for the first time either as graduates or undergraduates. Minimalist Perspective OUP, and publishes widely in syntax and semantics. I’d also like to add that I own this book adber a copy, not as the book itself. Also, the exercises were well presented, with some particularly difficult areas such as binding dealt with clearly This will definitely require reads to be well understood by me.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A Minimalist Approach Core linguistics Oxford core linguistics. Sentences in human languages are not justcollections of random sounds with associated meanings. Above all it demonstrates the value of building a consistent theoretical system via repeated processes of hypothesis testing and evaluation.
He is the co-editor of Specifiers: Minimalist Perspective OUP, and publishes widely in syntax and semantics. 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. Good book to start learning about generative grammar. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
I find some exercises confusing because some of them have a number of typos.
To ask other readers questions about Core Syntaxplease sign up. Skip to content Skip to search. Goodreads axger you keep track of books you want to read. Cain – – Philosophia 41 1: Dec 02, Ghada rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
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