- Tapa blanda: 512 páginas
- Editor: Wiley; Edición: 2nd Revised edition (1 de noviembre de 2006)
- Colección: Introducing Linguistics
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1405133848
- ISBN-13: 978-1405133845
- Valoración media de los clientes: 3.7 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (3 opiniones de clientes)
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Syntax: A Generative Introduction (Introducing Linguistics) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – nov 2006
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"Andrew Carnie's Syntax quickly became the standard textbook in generative syntax because it was neither overly technical nor artificially simple. The second edition is substantially better and more complete. The original discussion is expanded and there are a number of new chapters on advanced topics like raising and control, and the book continues to include chapters that introduce alternative theories like LFG and HPSG. To my mind, this is by far the best choice on the market today." Peter Cole, University of Delaware Praise for the first edition... "From first-hand experience, Carnie's book provides a highly readable and engaging initiation into the mindset and preoccupations of current syntactic theory. It is useful in tying the cognitive implications and background of current Chomskyan work together with the increasing cross-linguistic emphasis in syntax. The problem sets alone were extremely appreciated by my undergraduates." Mark Baltin, New York University "This book is a perfect example of how sophisticated syntactic concepts can be presented in a genuinely reader-friendly way. The syntax student is led carefully through argumentation to current syntactic theory and at the end has a clear understanding not only of the whats of syntax but also the whys." Lisa deMena Travis, McGill University "The book is written in a reader-friendly way, and guides students to grasp complicated syntactic concepts and analyses." The Linguist List
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Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. * Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type * Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding * Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar * Succeeds in strengthening the reader's foundational knowledge, and prepares them for more advanced study * Supported by an instructor's manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnieVer Descripción del producto
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El autor pretende ser ameno pero acaba resultando pachanguero.
Una teoría más de elaboración sintáctica que pretende ser universal y que al hacer aguas por todas partes, el mismo autor le acaba poniendo un parche tras otro, capítulo tras capítulo. Alguno de esos "parches", con elaboraciones oníricas y, por supuesto, incompletas.
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Exercises are great. Some of them can really push a student. But they are designed in such a way that to solve them, students will usually have to link ideas from other chapters and draw logical conclusions. This really helps students start to build up a linguistic framework, as opposed to just scattered, disparate pieces of information. He relies heavily on Irish. But, in all fairness, the problems are relevant and serve the student well.
The only problem the "Syntax" really had is where it chose to simplify the model. Any introduction to syntax has to simplify its model for students to understand. The problem is where to simplify. By and large, Carnie succeeds in making complex material understandable. But in a few cases the simplifications can confuse the student more than the complex concept would have. This is nothing that a good professor can't overcome, though. There are also a few big ideas handled in a cursor way or not at all. DP-hypothesis is mentioned in such a way that the reader wonders why he even brought it up (to be perfectly honest, nothing in his models even require it). VP shells aren't even mentioned.
Carnie does a better job than most in incorporating and addressing competing theories. He still has a minimalist perspective - which I don't have a problem with - but is less dogmatic than most. The end of the book even has chapters on Lexical-functional grammar and HPSG. Hey, students are intelligent. Give them the skills and they can make intelligent choices on their own.
All-in-all this is a good book for an introductory syntax course at the graduate level. It can be used for a person studying syntax independently, but don't hesitate to check out papers or other texts when you feel confused. There were some concessions made for simplification and often that extra bit of information can make it click.
A major drawback is the lack of examples. In order to genuinely understand a syntactic theory you need to know more about the kinds of linguistic phenomena it's based on. And there's more than one unexplained gap in the book - by "gaps" I mean claims that are made without actually being explained. Things that are stated as though they were axioms, even though they have an explanation.
A book without these problems is Hageman's "Government and Binding Theory". As good as this book may be (and it's good), it can't match the 700+ page monster written by Hageman in terms of coverage.
I think this is a great book for both students and also those with an interest in linguistics and would like to pursue Syntax in more depth.