: 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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Books by David Adger. I really dislike Syntax and this book didn’t change my attitude. Dylan rated it liked it Jun 01, Kira rated it liked it Sep 04, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to cors this chart. Stroik – – MIT Press.

Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach by David Adger

This is a high quality textbook, which I would certainly recommend. If studied in detail and with due diligence, the book c 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. An Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics. Farah rated it really liked it May 12, This approach is based on ideas from Noam Chomsky’s Minimalist Programme – notably the derivational nature of the linguistic system, the interpretability of syntactic features, and the reduction of syntactic operations to Merge and Move.


A little harder of read for just a simple review, however I found it interesting and helpful. The Semantics of Syntax: Adger does not always explain concepts adequately or clearly, and I found it much more difficult to learn the material without a professor to explain exactly what was going on.

Core Syntax

This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in human languages. 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.

There are three basic notions on which the author based his Core Syntax: There are a lot of examples from sometimes rather exotic languages and the variety of contradictions was confusing. Request an Inspection Copy. I would not recommend it to any beginner in syntax.

The third chapter includes the semantic aspect and its role in syntax. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Whitney rated it did not like it Sep 14, Culicover Request an Inspection Copy. In the fifth chapter, the author provides theories of functional categories and describes empirically how they represent basic units of sentences; he includes examples from other languages, mainly French and German.

Description About the Author s Table of Contents Reviews Description This fast-track introduction to syntax assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory. Great content, but easy to get lost. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Jennie rated it really liked it Sep 03, Dec 02, Ghada rated it liked it Shelves: Ulrike rated it liked it Aug 22, Jan 20, Verena rated it liked it Shelves: Further Grammatical Topics R.


He is co-general editor of the series Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics. This book might be too ambitious for most people: This will definitely require reads to be well understood by me. Christine rated it really liked it Jan 26, Locality in Minimalist Syntax.

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Lewis Request an Inspection Copy. Apr 08, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Good book to start learning about generative grammar. Exercises are provided at key points through the book. Return to Book Page. Alastair Butler – – Palgrave-Macmillan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have found this to be an excellent introduction to Minimalist Syntax, and to syntactic theorising in general.