: Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach (Oxford Core Linguistics) ( ): David Adger: Books. 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. David Adger, Core syntax: a Minimalist approach. Oxford: Oxford. University Press, Pp. xiii+ Andrew Radford, Minimalist syntax.

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Adger does not always explain concepts adequately or clearly, and I found it much more difficult to learn the material without a dvid to explain exactly what was going on. Demonstratives Without Rigidity or Ambiguity.

Account Options Sign in. Finally, in chapter 10, the author concludes with the subject of locality and phases or islands. Trivia About Core Syntax: Also, the exercises were well presented, with some particularly difficult areas such as binding dealt with clearly Preview — Core Syntax by David Adger.

Frederico Prado rated it it was amazing Feb 10, It is designed for specialist undergraduates and for those coming to linguistics for the first time as graduates, including students in computational science, artificial intelligence, and psychology.

Approaching the end of the textbook, the notion of wh-movement is discussed in chapter 9. Amanda Seidl – – Routledge.


Core Syntax

Something I found particularly good was the way examples are worked through in detail, with each instance of feature checking specified.

I really dislike Syntax and this book didn’t change my attitude. Books by David Adger.

Syntax in Philosophy of Language. Jun 28, Rachel rated it it was ok Recommended to Rachel by: A Minimalist Approach to Grammar. I’d also like to add that I own this book as a copy, not as the book itself. It will suit students coming to syntactic theory for the first time either as graduates or undergraduates.

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At least it contains summaries of every chapter to convey the general ideas. Overall I would say that the book has accomplished these aims admirably. Description About the Author s Table of Contents Reviews Description This fast-track introduction to syntax assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory.

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. This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in ager languages. The Normativity of Meaning: This is a high quality textbook, which I would certainly recommend.

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Whitney rated it did not like it Sep 14, Muhammad rated it it was amazing Apr 05, It wasn’t that badly written, but I don’t think it was particularly easy either Stroik – – Adter Press. Science Logic and Mathematics. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Christine rated it really liked it Jan 26, It is rather oriented towards students of an advanced level.

Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 1: Mihoko Zushi – – Garland. So, it seemed really dense, with so many technical terms introduced. This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in human languages.