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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Syntactic Theory

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230243934
Publication Date June 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Modern Linguistics

Clear, practical and accessible, Syntactic Theory introduces students to theory building and evaluation through Government-Binding Theory. Now fully updated, this second edition features new chapters on the Minimalist Program, expanded chapters on Phrase Structure and Functional Categories and extensively revised end-of-chapter exercises.

GEOFFREY POOLE Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of various articles on phrase structure and conditions of movement.

1. Phrase Structure and Constituency
2. X'-Theory and Functional Categories
3. ?-Theory and Case Theory
4. Introduction to Binding Theory
5. Movement and Chains
6. Logical Form
7. Empty Categories and their Constraints
8. Towards the Minimalist Program: Clause Structure Revisited
9. Towards the Minimalist Program: Movement Revisited


This is a highly recommendable book. It elegantly introduces generative grammar as an empirical science. Written in a clear and friendly tone, it is extremely readable and makes complicated linguistic theory accessible to students' - Ken Ramshøj Christensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
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