Minimalist Syntax Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) PDF

Minimalist Syntax Exploring the Structure of English (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) PDF

Author: Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford's today's textbook offers a concise, handy creation to modern-day work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key principles of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming very little prior know-how of syntactic principle, Radford leads college students via a numerous variety of topics in English syntax. Each bankruptcy includes a workbook section, wherein students are endorsed to make their own evaluation of English terms and sentences through sporting activities, version solutions, and "beneficial guidelines". There is likewise an extensive thesaurus of terms.

    About Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford
Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford is a British linguist recognized for his work in syntax and child language acquisition. His first critical contribution to the field turned into a 1977 ebook on Italian syntax. He executed worldwide recognition in 1981 for his e-book Transformational Syntax, which sold over 30,000 copies and turned into the usual creation to Chomsky's Government and Binding Theory for many years; and this become observed by using an introduction to transformational grammar in 1988, which sold over 70,000. He has on account that published numerous books on syntax within the framework of generative grammar and the Minimalist Program of Noam Chomsky, some of which have appeared within the series Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics.

In the 1990s, Radford becomes a pioneer of the maturation-based shape constructing a model of infant language, and the acquisition of useful classes in early baby English inside the Principles and Parameters framework, wherein youngsters are seen as gradually building up increasingly complicated systems, with lexical categories (like noun and verb) being obtained earlier than useful-syntactic categories (like determiner and complementizer): this studies resulted inside the booklet of a monograph on Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntaxin 1990, and several articles on the purchase of syntax by using monolingual, bilingual and language-disordered children.

He studied French, Italian, Romanian, Romance Philology, and Linguistics at Cambridge and went on to do a Ph.D. in syntax. He was previously Research Fellow in Linguistics at Trinity College Cambridge, Lecturer in Linguistics at the colleges of East Anglia and Oxford, Reader in Linguistics at Essex, and (for ten years) Professor and Head of the Department of Linguistics at University College Bangor. He again to Essex in 1989, and subsequently served 3 spells as Head of Department and one as Dean of the School of Humanities and Comparative Studies. He retired in December 2013 and became an Emeritus Professor in January 2014

Andrew Radford is the writer of many articles on the syntax of the Romance languages, and an ebook on Italian Syntax (Cambridge University Press, 1977). He has published 8 introductions to syntactic theory and English syntax, specifically Transformational Syntax (CUP 1981), Transformational Grammar (CUP 1988), Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction (CUP 1997) Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English (CUP 1997), Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English (CUP, 2004), English Syntax: An Introduction (CUP, 2006), Analysing English Sentences (CUP 2009) and Introduction to English Sentence Structure (CUP 2009). He has additionally written several articles on the acquisition of syntax via pre-faculty children, and an e-book on Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax (Blackwell, 1990).

Since 2010, Radford has researched the syntax of colloquial English, using data recorded from unscripted radio and TV proclaims. He produced a research monograph on this, and many articles, and is preparing an observe-up research monograph on the syntax of relative clauses in colloquial English.

Since January 2014, Radford has been an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex.

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