The Syntax Workbook: A Companion to Carnie′s Syntax (Introducing Linguistics)

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The Syntax Workbook was written as a response to the students and instructors who, over the years, have requested more problem sets that give greater experience in analyzing syntactic structure. Aligned chapter–by–chapter with Carnie s bestselling textbook, this workbook provides over 120 new exercises on all of the major topics in generative syntax.


  • An all–new workbook to accompany the bestselling syntax textbook, Syntax: A Generative Introduction, which answers the need for a practical text in this field
  • Features over 120 problem sets with answers, designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure
  • Exercises and topics covered includes phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, ellipsis, auxiliaries, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control
  • Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG,  LFG and time–saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors manual
  • Structured to reflect the style and chapter–by–chapter coverage of the textbook, but its practical, reader–friendly layout also makes it suitable for use as a stand–alone Workbook


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ISBN-13: 9781118347546
ISBN-10: 1118347544
Pagini: 184
Dimensiuni: 188 x 241 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Seria Introducing Linguistics

Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Second–year undergraduates and above studying syntax within linguistics

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Written as a companion to the bestselling textbook, Syntax: A Generative Introduction, this workbook features over 120 new exercises in a format that corresponds to each chapter of the textbook. Students and instructors alike consistently point to the need for more exercises than can be provided in a single volume; this Workbook expands upon those in the textbook to give students more practice at mastering the concepts discussed. The provision of end–of–chapter answers makes The Syntax Workbook especially useful for self–study.

The exercises and topics covered include phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, ellipsis, auxiliaries, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control. A website at includes additional resources that can be accessed, including further exercises, links for further reading, and extra material on HPSG and LFG. This website supports the third edition of Carnie s Syntax: A Generative Introduction as well as this workbook.


Introduction: Welcome 1 Part 1 Preliminaries 3
1 Generative Grammar 5
2 Parts of Speech 13
3 Constituency, Trees, and Rules 20
4 Structural Relations 39
5 Binding Theory 46
Part 2 The Base 51
6 X–bar Theory 53
7 Extending X–bar Theory to Functional Categories 72
8 Constraining X–bar Theory: Theta Theory 84
9 Auxiliaries and Functional Categories 93
Part 3 Movement 107
10 Head–to–Head Movement 109
11 DP Movement 117
12 Wh –movement and Locality Constraints 127
13 A Unified Theory of Movement 145
Part 4 Advanced Topics 149
14 Expanded VPs 151
15 Raising, Control, and Empty Categories 157
16 Ellipsis 169
17 Advanced Topics in Binding Theory 174
18 Polysynthesis, Incorporation, and Non–configurationality 177
References 180
Index 182

Notă biografică

Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and Faculty Director in the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. He specializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis on constituency, VSO languages, copular constructions and Celtic languages. He is the author of numerous other publications, including Irish Nouns (2008), Constituent Structure (2010), Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics (2011), Modern Syntax (2011), and Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Third Edition (2013).