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: 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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Dylan rated it liked it Jun 01, All in all, this textbook is recommended for students who do not have a deep background in syntax. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alecia rated it liked it Apr 30, Each chapter includes excellent problem sets and a list of further readings Turkish Grammar Second Edition G. Another very positive characteristic is the approach to crosslinguistic variation, which is given consistently in terms of features I would not recommend it to any beginner in syntax.

Aikhenvald Request an Inspection Copy. Cedric Boeckx – – Blackwell. Jan 16, Hamideh Mohammadi rated it liked it Shelves: This fast-track stntax to syntax assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory. The Grammar of Words: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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. Liam rated it liked it Feb 15, The Art of Grammar: The book may be used as part of a course or for self-tuition.


Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach by David Adger

So, it seemed really daviv, with so many technical terms introduced. Basic Linguistic Theory Volume 2: Constituency and Theta Roles 4: David Hunter rated it liked it Apr 02, In chapter six, the author shows how almost the same theories can be applied to noun phrases which comprise primarily subjects and objects.

It wasn’t that badly written, but I don’t think it was particularly easy either This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in human languages.

Whitney rated it did not like it Sep 14, Syntax in Philosophy of Language. Paperbackpages. Syngax 11, Nathan Glenn rated it really liked it.

I find some exercises confusing because some of them have a number of typos. Higher Education Skip to main content. Want to Read saving…. This textbook has ten chapters.

Writings on Theoretical Syntax

Cecilie rated it liked it Apr 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In the first chapter, the author introduces some main concepts of linguistics.

I can only tell from my experience but it is definitely not suited for beginners in this field of studies. Subjects and Objects 7: Trivia About Core Syntax: It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and little of elementary grammar. The Normativity of Meaning: Islam Youssef rated it really liked it May 27, Something I found particularly good was the way examples are worked through in detail, with each instance of feature checking specified.


Stroik – – MIT Press. 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. All the ideas are presented clearly. He is co-general editor of the series Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics.

David Adger leads the reader in easy adgwr through the development of an approach which explains how these phenomena work. Cain – – Philosophia 41 1: Great intro to Minimalism.

Jul 25, Moose rated it liked it. John Collins – – Mind and Language 26 2: Refresh and try again.

Writings on Theoretical Syntax « David Adger

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.

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