: 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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Another very positive characteristic is the approach to crosslinguistic variation, which is given consistently in terms of features Something I found particularly good was the way examples are worked through in detail, with each instance of feature checking specified. adber

Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach

I have found this to be an excellent introduction to Minimalist Syntsx, and to syntactic theorising in general. The book emphasizes the importance of cross-linguistic evidence in the development of syntactic arguments. I wouldn’t be really fair if I tried to judge it as good or bad, as we were required to read it before we were fully introduced to the basic syntactic theories.

Subjects and Objects 7: He is co-general editor of the series Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics. Trivia About Core Syntax: Account Options Sign in. It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and little of elementary grammar.


Core Syntax

Sentences in human languages are not justcollections of random sounds with associated meanings. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It offers a sound basis for advanced work in linguistics and related fields. Muhammad rated it it was amazing Apr 05, They involve a host of intriguing phenomena including constraints on possible word orders and the establishment of relationships daviid words and phrases which affect both phonological form and meaning.

This will definitely require reads to be well understood by me. Qurat rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Overall I would say that the book has accomplished these aims admirably. Monday – Friday, – UK time.

This book was taught to me in my undergraduate linguistics class and as far as my interest in syntax goes it was way to much to even comprehend.

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In the first chapter, the author introduces some main concepts of linguistics. These ideas are explained in clear, simple terms, backed up with examples sntax diagrams. Jun 28, Rachel rated it it was ok Recommended to Rachel by: There are three basic notions on which the author based his Core Syntax: David Adger leads the reader in easy stages through the development of an approach which explains how these phenomena work.


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It is based on the minimalist approach that is proposed by Noam Chomsky. There are a lot of examples from sometimes rather exotic languages and the variety of contradictions was confusing. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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