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A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory : The Government-Binding Approach - Elizabeth A. Cowper

A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory

The Government-Binding Approach

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226116464
Number Of Pages: 218

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This textbook is intended to give students a quick start in using theory to address syntactic questions. At each stage, Cowper is careful to introduce a theoretical apparatus that is no more complex than is required to deal with the phenomenon under consideration. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this accessible volume will also provide an excellent refresher for linguists returning to the study of Government-Binding theory.
"Cowper exhibits the analytical devices of current principles-and-parameters approaches, takes readers carefully through the central elements of grammatical theory (including very recent work), and ushers them selectively into the technical literature. . . . A serious introduction for those who want to know the nuts and bolts of syntactic theory and to see why linguists are so excited these days."--David Lightfoot, University of Maryland
"An excellent short introduction to the Government and Binding model of syntactic theory. . . . Cowper's work succeeds in teaching syntactic argumentation and in showing the conceptual reasons behind specific proposals in modern syntactic theory."--Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University

The Theory in Context
Categories and Phrase Structure
Thematic Relations and Theta Roles
Predicting Phrase Structure
Government and Case
Move Alpha and the Theory of Movement
The Empty Category Principle
Interpretation of Nominals
Clauses and Categories
A Unified Approach to Locality Constraints
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ISBN: 9780226116464
ISBN-10: 0226116468
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2

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