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ISBN-13: 978-0521635660 ISBN-10: 0521635667 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 14, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521635667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521635660
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...it is a great success. The book is well organised and clearly written. It gives both general knowledge and a bird-eye view of the current syntactic research; it also addresses many particular syntactic problems.... VV's Introduction is an excellent guide for any student of syntax, including the beginners, but can also be used by syntacticians as a very convenient conspectus. It illustrates the main aspects of syntactic analysis with data from typologically diverse languages; the clear presentation helps a lot in understanding the most complicated syntactic problems. It is highly recommended as a textbook for any student in linguistics, and as a summary of achievements, trends, and problems in modern syntactic theory." Canadian Journal of Linguistics

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Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive new textbook provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of languages. The book guides students through the basic concepts involved in syntactic analysis and goes on to prepare them for further work in any syntactic theory, using examples from a range of phenomena in human languages. It also includes a chapter on theories of syntax. Each chapter includes generous exercises and recommendations for further study.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samasaurus on October 28, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is literally the worst textbook I have ever used. It's unreadable. It's not well organized at all. There's five very long chapters and one introductory chapter. There are no actual subsections or any kind of useful headings in each chapter. Just long, wordy, unnecessarily confusing stream-of-consciousness garbage that isn't meant for students -- clearly. If you're teacher requires this book, just drop the class. Seriously. If you're interested in syntax, look elsewhere. This book is unhelpful, confusing, and so poorly assembled that it's difficult to read more than one line at a time. You've been STRONGLY warned.
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4 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. Mullin on August 20, 2004
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very nice intro with data from many languages
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