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Query:   Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response
Author:  Randy Sharp
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS,

IN REPLY TO MY QUERY ABOUT AN APPROPRIATE INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK ON SYNTAX,
I RECEIVED ABOUT 18 REPLIES. I AM GRATEFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO RESPONDED.
THANK YOU. THE SUMMARY, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, IS LISTED BELOW. I LIST
THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE BOOK WAS MENTIONED IN A POSITIVE TONE, EITHER
AS A SUGGESTION OR AS A RECOMMENDATION. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THE
OUTCOME, WE HAVE CHOSEN TO USE THE TEXT BY AARTS, AT LEAST FOR THE
UPCOMING SEMESTER.

RANDY SHARP

SUMMARY:

AARTS, BAS (1997) ''ENGLISH SYNTAX AND ARGUMENTATION'', MACMILLAN.
MENTIONED: 2

BURTON-ROBERTS ''ANALYSING SENTENCES''.
MENTIONED: 1

COWPER, ELIZABETH A. (1992) ''A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO SYNTACTIC THEORY:
THE GOVERNMENT-BINDING APPROACH'', UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS.
MENTIONED: 3

HAEGEMAN, LILIANE (1991) ''AN INTRODUCTION TO GB'', BLACKWELL.
MENTIONED: 1

JACOBS, RODERICK (1995) ''ENGLISH SYNTAX: A GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PROFESSIONALS'', OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESSS.
MENTIONED: 2

LASNIK, H. AND URIAGEREKA, J. (1988) ''A COURSE IN GB SYNTAX'', MIT PRESS.
MENTIONED: 1

O'GRADY, WILLIAM (1997) ''THE SYNTAX FILES: AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY OF BASIC
SYNTACTIC CONCEPTS AND PHENOMENA'' (UNPUBLISHED)
MENTIONED: 1 (NOT PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

RADFORD, ANDREW (1981) ''TRANSFORMATIONAL SYNTAX'', CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
MENTIONED: 1
[NOTE: IT IS NOT CERTAIN WHETHER THE RESPONDENT ACTUALLY MEANT
''TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR'', BUT THEN, MAYBE SOME PEOPLE STILL DO USE THIS
TEXT.]

RADFORD, ANDREW (1988) ''TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR'', CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
PRESS.
MENTIONED: 4

RADFORD, ANDREW (1997) ''SYNTACTIC THEORY AND THE STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH'',
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
MENTIONED: 2

RADFORD, ANDREW (1997) ''SYNTAX: A MINIMALIST INTRODUCTION'', CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY PRESS.
MENTIONED: 1

TALLERMAN, MAGGIE (1998) ''UNDERSTANDING SYNTAX'', ARNOLD.
MENTIONED: 2

THOMASON, LINDA ''BEGINNER'S SYNTAX''.
MENTIONED: 1

LL Issue: 8.675
Date Posted: 07-May-1997
Original Query: Read original query