Introduction to Government and Binding Theory
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By (author) Liliane Haegeman
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Introduction to Government and Binding Theory by Liliane Haegeman
Book DescriptionSince its first publication in 1991 Liliane Haegemana s Introduction to Government and Binding Theory has become established as the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory. This new edition has been extensively updated throughout. Major structural changes include new chapters on Functional Heads and Head Movement and on Relativized Minimality. Discussions of a number of topics missing from or not paid due attention in the first edition have been integrated or expanded, for example: the structure of small clauses (in chaprer 2), chain formation (in chapter 6), and reconstruction, multiple movement, wh--absorption, Full Interpretation, and expletive replacement (in chapter 9). The copious exercises have been revised to increase potential for creativty and flexibility of approach. New exericases highlight further controversial issues. In short, this book offers a complete, updated introduction to the current state of Government and Binding Theory, suitable for readers with some basic knowledge of generative linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631190677
(243mm x 174mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Liliane Haegeman
Modern Course in English Syntax, Hardback (August 2015)
This popular course book gives students of English and linguistics a systematic account of the rules of English syntax, and acquaints them with the general methodology of syntactic description. It teaches them how to formulate syntactic arguments, and how to apply the tests in the analysis of sentences.
Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery, Paperback (November 2012)
Uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages.
Syntax of Negation, Paperback (November 2005)
Demonstrates sentential negation within a Government and Binding framework, showing parallelism between negative and interrogative sentences.
Thinking Syntactically, Hardback (August 2005)» View all books by Liliane Haegeman
Thinking Syntactically: A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis is a textbook designed to teach introductory students the skills of relating data to theory and theory to data. * Helps students develop their thinking and argumentation skills rather than merely introducing them to one particular version of syntactic theory.
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Author Biography - Liliane Haegeman
Liliane Haegeman is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Geneva. Her numerous works include A Modern Course in English Syntax (with Herman Wekker; 1985), The Use of Will in Present--day English (1983), and English Grammar: A Generative Perspective (with Jacqueline Gueron; Blackwell, 1999).
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