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Preface and Acknowledgments xiii Part 1 Preliminaries 1 1 Generative Grammar 3 0. Preliminaries 3 1. Syntax as a Cognitive Science 5 2. Modeling Syntax 6 3. Syntax as Science - the Scientific Method 7 4. Where Do the Rules Come From? 18 5. Choosing among Theories about Syntax 29 6. The Scientific Method and the Structure of this Textbook 29 7. Conclusion 31 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 31 General Problem Sets 33 Challenge Problem Sets 36 2 Parts of Speech 43 0. Words and Why They Matter to Syntax 44 1. Determining Part of Speech 45 2. The Major Parts of Speech: N, V, Adj, and Adv 48 3. Open vs. Closed; Lexical vs. Functional 51 4. Subcategories and Features 54 5. Conclusion 61 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 61 General Problem Sets 62 Challenge Problem Sets 66 3 Constituency, Trees, and Rules 71 0. Introduction 71 1. Rules and Trees 74 2. How to Draw a Tree 90 3. Modification and Ambiguity 96 4. Constituency Tests 98 5. Constituency in Other Languages 100 6. Summary and Conclusion 106 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 106 General Problem Sets 107 Challenge Problem Sets 114 4 Structural Relations 117 0. Introduction 117 1. The Parts of a Tree 118 2. Domination 120 3. Precedence 125 4. C-command 127 5. Grammatical Relations 132 6. Summary and Conclusions 135 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 135 General Problem Sets 137 Challenge Problem Sets 144 5 Binding Theory 147 0. Introduction 147 1. The Notions Coindex and Antecedent 149 2. Binding 151 3. Locality Conditions on the Binding of Anaphors 153 4. The Distribution of Pronouns 155 5. The Distribution of R-expressions 156 6. Conclusion 156 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 157 General Problem Sets 158 Challenge Problem Sets 159 Part 2 The Base 163 6 X-bar Theory 165 0. Introduction 165 1. Bar-level Projections 167 2. Generalizing the Rules: The X-bar Schema 172 3. Complements, Adjuncts, and Specifiers 175 4. Some Definitional Housekeeping 185 5. Parameters of Word Order 186 6. Drawing Trees in X-bar Notation 189 7. X-bar Theory: A Summary 198 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 199 General Problem Sets 200 Challenge Problem Sets 204 7 Extending X-bar Theory to Functional Categories 207 0. Introduction 207 1. Determiner Phrases (DPs) 208 2. A Descriptive Tangent into Clause Types 211 3. Complementizer Phrases (CPs) 216 4. Tense Phrases (TPs) 219 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 221 General Problem Sets 222 Challenge Problem Sets 224 8 Constraining X-bar: Theta Theory 227 0. Introduction 227 1. Some Basic Terminology 228 2. Thematic Relations and Theta Roles 229 3. The Lexicon 236 4. Expletives and the Extended Projection Principle 237 5. Conclusion 239 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 240 General Problem Sets 241 Challenge Problem Sets 245 9 Auxiliaries and Functional Categories 249 0. Introduction 250 1. Complementizers 250 2. Determiners 254 3. Understanding Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Mood 258 4. Auxiliaries 263 5. Conclusion 278 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 279 General Problem Sets 281 Challenge Problem Sets 284 Part 3 Movement 287 10 Head-to-Head Movement 289 0. Introduction 289 1. Verb Movement (V T) 292 2. T Movement (T C) 308 3. Do-support 311 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 312 General Problem Sets 313 Challenge Problem Sets 318 11 DP Movement 323 0. Introduction 323 1. A Puzzle for the Theory of Theta Roles 324 2. Passives 330 3. Case 335 4. Raising: Reprise 339 5. Passives: Reprise 342 6. Tying Up a Loose End 344 7. Conclusion 346 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 346 General Problem Sets 347 Challenge Problem Sets 352 12 Wh-movement and Locality Constraints 357 0. Introduction 357 1. Movement in Wh-questions 359 2. Relative Clauses 369 3. Islands 374 4. The Minimal Link Condition 377 5. Echo Questions (Wh-in-situ) in English 382 6. Conclusion 383 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 384 General Problem Sets 385 Challenge Problem Sets 387 13 A Unified Theory of Movement 391 0. Introduction 391 1. Move 393 2. Explaining Cross-linguistic Differences 396 3. Scope, Covert Movement, and the MLC 401 4. Conclusion 405 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 405 General Problem Sets 406 Challenge Problem Sets 406 Part 4 Advanced Topics 409 14 Expanded VPs 411 0. Introduction 411 1. The Problem of Ditransitive Verbs 412 2. The Active Voice Head and Other Light Verbs 413 3. Object Shift 416 4. Ditransitives: Reprise 421 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 425 General Problem Sets 425 Challenge Problem Sets 427 15 Raising, Control, and Empty Categories 429 0. Introduction 430 1. Raising vs. Control 431 2. Two Kinds of Raising, Two Kinds of Control 439 3. Control Theory 445 4. Another Kind of Null Subject: "Little" pro 449 5. Conclusion 450 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 451 General Problem Sets 452 Challenge Problem Sets 454 16 Ellipsis 457 0. Ellipsis 457 1. LF-copying or PF-deletion 460 2. Antecedent-Contained Deletion and Pseudogapping 466 3. Conclusion 470 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 471 General Problem Sets 472 Challenge Problem Sets 475 17 Advanced Topics in Binding Theory 477 0. Introduction 477 1. Levels of Representation 478 2. The Definition of Binding Domain 480 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 486 General Problem Sets 487 Challenge Problem Sets 489 18 Polysynthesis, Incorporation, and Non-configurationality 491 0. Introduction 491 1. Polysynthesis 492 2. Incorporation 494 3. Scrambling and Non-configurationality 496 4. Conclusions 505 Ideas, Rules, and Constraints Introduced in this Chapter 505 General Problem Sets 506 Challenge Problem Sets 507 Conclusions and Directions for Further Study 509 References 511 Index 519

About the Author

Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and FacultyDirector in the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. Hespecializes in generative syntactic theory with an emphasis onconstituency, VSO languages, copular constructions and the CelticLanguages. 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 The SyntaxWorkbook: A Companion to Carnie s Syntax(Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

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?Deeply informed, lucid and careful, this revision of the outstanding original carries the student from core concepts to topics at the borders of inquiry. A most valuable contribution.? ? Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor (retired), Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT ?This truly excellent textbook competently guides students to understand not just the basics of generative syntax but also richness of universals and parametric variation in a clear and thought-provoking way.? ? Ken Hiraiwa, Department of English, Meiji Gakuin University

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