Introduction to government and binding theory. Liliane Haegeman Published in in Oxford by Blackwell. Services. Reference details. SellsPeter, Lectures on contemporary syntactic theories: an introduction to Government-Binding Theory, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, and. Liliane Haegeman, Introduction to Government and Binding theory. Oxford & Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Pp. xix + – Volume

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So I wouldn’t and couldn’t say that I understood it all. The first thing to say about this book is that I may need governent re-read it or rather to study it. Leah Garza rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Yet this book is the best and “the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory”. May 16, Bill rated it liked it Recommends it for: In short, haegman 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.

Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book takes as its starting point the projection principle, the notion that all syntactic structure is projected from the lexicon, with each chapter developing further the idea that syntax can be built on the basis of lexical information. Jan 03, Christie Bogle rated it really liked it Shelves: This will only make you understand those-things-in-the-sentences and make you wiser.


Chomsky’s and those suggested in footnotes. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Logical Form and Phonetic Form And what is the evidence of language that justifies this. It just introduces the theory in a full complete form. It hxegeman to be read carefully, though, if you want to understand some of the more complex concepts in the latter chapters.

Aspects of the Syntax of Germanic Languages The copious exercises have been revised to increase potential for creativty and flexibility of approach. Mina rated it really liked bimding Apr 16, Ashwini Singh rated it it was amazing May 27, New exericases highlight further controversial issues. Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Government and Binding Theory.

Table of contents Introduction – the Chomskyan perspective on language study; the lexicon and sentence structure; phrase structure; case theory; introduction and overview; non-overt categories – PRO and control; transformations – NP-movement; WH-movement; an inventory of empty categories; logical form and phonetic form; barriers – an introduction aspects of the syntax of Germanic languages; Romance languages.

Romance Languages Bibliography Index. It just blows my mind!

I wouldn’t say I skimmed it, but I didn’t read it thoroughly or closely. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


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So, this is an introduction to GB inasmuch as it gives tools and pre-knowledge necessary to go through the more advanced books of the theory e. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site.

A reader cannot move from one chapter to the following without full grasp of the details of the first. Get a good instructor.

It’s not fun and it’s not pretty, but this is a coherent and generally well done account of government and binding theory for those who already have some background. The first four chapters discuss the distribution of overt material, chiefly noun phrases.

Introduction to Government and Binding Theory

May 01, Melissa rated it it was ok. Series Blackwell Textbooks in Theor. Major structural changes include new chapters on Functional Heads and Head Movement and on Since its first publication in Liliane Haegeman’s Introduction to Government and Binding Theory has become established as the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Introdjction approach to syntactic theory.

Table of contents Features Preface Introduction: Introduction and Overview 5. It is not that much of theoreticality.