By Andrew Carnie
Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided hundreds of thousands of scholars throughout the self-discipline of theoretical syntax; keeping its recognition because of its mix of easy language, complete insurance, and diverse routines. during this 3rd variation, subject matters were up to date, new workouts additional, and the web assets were expanded.* Supported by means of multiplied on-line scholar and teacher assets, together with additional chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving fabrics for teachers, together with challenge units, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual
* positive aspects new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages
* Covers themes together with word constitution, the lexicon, Case concept, flow, covert flow, locality stipulations, vice president shells, and control
* observed by way of a brand new non-compulsory workbook, to be had individually, of pattern challenge units that are designed to provide scholars better adventure of studying syntactic structure
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Consider the following acceptable sentence. This kind of sentence is called an “imperative” and is used to give orders. a) Don’t hit yourself! Part 1: Are all anaphors allowed in sentences like (a)? Which ones are allowed there, and which ones aren’t? Part 2: Where is the antecedent for yourself? Is this a counterexample to our rule? Why is this rule an exception? It is easy to add a stipulation to our rule; but we’d rather have an explanatory rule. What is special about the sentence in (a)? CHALLENGE PROBLEM SET 4: CONSTRUCT AN EXPERIMENT [Creative and Critical Thinking; Challenge] Linguists have observed that when the subject of a sentence is close to the verb, the verb will invariably agree with that subject.
Ii. He put in the washing machine. iii. He put the clothes in the washing machine. iv. He put in the washing machine the clothes. d) i. I gave my brother a birthday present. ii. I gave a birthday present to my brother. iii. That horror movie almost gave my brother a heart attack. iv. That horror movie almost gave a heart attack to my brother. e) Where do you guys live at? f) i. It is obvious to everybody that Tasha likes Misha. ii. The fact that Tasha likes Misha is obvious to everybody. 16 iii.
This is a hard problem, but there is a solution. It may become clearer below when we discuss parameters. 26 Preliminaries When a parent does try to correct a child’s sentence structure, it is more often than not ignored by the child: 30) (from Pinker 1995: 281 – attributed to Martin Braine) Child: Want other one spoon, Daddy. Adult: You mean, you want the other spoon. Child: Yes, I want other one spoon, please, Daddy. Adult: Can you say “the other spoon”? Child: Other … one … spoon. Adult: Say “other”.