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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 Press.
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syntactic concepts and phenomena" (unpublished)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


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