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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

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Published: 1st January 1992
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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
NP-Movement
Government and Case
WH-Movement
Move Alpha and the Theory of Movement
The Empty Category Principle
Interpretation of Nominals
Clauses and Categories
A Unified Approach to Locality Constraints
References
Index
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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