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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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Paperbackpages. Of course, other books would present this, but to build the whole book on an assumption without justifying it or even referring to books presenting justifications seemed harsh for me; I am going to learn a theory and study all this book because of a claim. It just introduces the theory in a full complete form. The pace is fairly crisp. Yossi rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Mina rated introductlon really liked it Apr 16, The first four chapters discuss the distribution of overt material, chiefly noun phrases.

Andrew Carnie ‘s book is much easier than this. It incorporates the ideas presented in Chomsky’s “Lectures on Government and Binding”, and modified by his subsequent works up to and including “Barriers”.

Ikmi Nur rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Series Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics. Hits the important points of the theory, and I often see it referenced as a standard textbook. Andrew Radford or bimding Transformational Grammar: An Inventory of Empty Categories 9.


Introduction to Government and Binding Theory, 2nd Edition

The copious exercises have been revised to increase potential for creativty and flexibility of approach. Return to Book Page. It requires to be read carefully, though, if you want to understand some of the more complex concepts in the latter chapters. Thomas rated it haegemqn it Apr 03, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Introduction to government and binding theory – Ghent University Library

Lillane am truly a geek, but I keep and savor all of my old text books. Jun 18, Rebecca rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Well, for me, that has been weak, for why would these assumptions entail this very theory.

Would you like to change to the site? The Chomskyan Perspective on Language Study 1. So I wouldn’t and couldn’t say that I understood it all.

Discussions of a number of topics missing from or not paid due attention in the first edition have been integrated or expanded, for example: Oct 08, Nacho Iribarnegaray rated it really liked it Shelves: Published June 8th by Wiley-Blackwell first published New exericases highlight further controversial issues.

Robert rated it liked it Aug 15, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Discussions of a number of topics missing from or not paid due attention in the first edition have been integrated or expanded, for example: 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.


To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Government and Binding Theoryplease sign up. Plus it’s now a bit outdated, though it’s still very good for diving yaegeman the general logic behind the generative grammar research and some data patterns. The following chapters introduce non-overt categories and the specific principles governing their distribution.

This book is theoretical. Government and binding, though both fascinating in their own right, received a heavy handed treatment in this lengthy tome. May 01, Melissa rated it it was ok.

Jul 12, Lucie rated it really liked it Shelves: This one may have been a favorite because I loved the class, and less on its own govrnment, though.

Feb 03, Alan rated it really liked it. Adrian rated it really liked it Jan 15, Get a good instructor.

This new edition has been extensively updated throughout.