Praise for the first edition...
"From first-hand experience, Carnie's book provides a highly readable and engaging initiation into the mindset and preoccupations of current syntactic theory. It is useful in tying the cognitive implications and background of current Chomskyan work together with the increasing cross-linguistic emphasis in syntax. The problem sets alone were extremely appreciated by my undergraduates." Mark Baltin, New York University
"This book is a perfect example of how sophisticated syntactic concepts can be presented in a genuinely reader-friendly way. The syntax student is led carefully through argumentation to current syntactic theory and at the end has a clear understanding not only of the whats of syntax but also the whys." Lisa deMena Travis, McGill University
"The book is written in a reader-friendly way, and guides students to grasp complicated syntactic concepts and analyses." The Linguist List
From the Back Cover
Syntax succeeds in strengthening the foundational knowledge of its readers, preparing them for more advanced study.
The fully revised second edition includes:
- Extended discussion in the foundational chapters, including many more sample trees
- New and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type
- A new foundational chapter on parts of speech
- Three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shift, gapping and ellipsis, control, and an additional chapter on advanced topics in binding
Syntax, Second Edition is supported by an instructor’s manual and online resources for students and instructors, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnie.