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Grammar as Science
Author: Richard K. Larson

ISBN: 9780262513036
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 16 January 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.0 x 2.4
Description:
"Syntactica, the companion software application tool, can be found at http: //mitpress.mit.edu/syntactica"­ This introductory text takes a novel approach to the study of syntax. "Grammar as Science" offers an introduction to syntax as an exercise in scientific theory construction. Syntax provides an excellent instrument for introducing students from a wide variety of backgrounds to the principles of scientific theorizing and scientific thought; it engages general intellectual themes present in all scientific theorizing as well as those arising specifically within the modern cognitive sciences. The book is intended for students majoring in linguistics as well as nonlinguistics majors who are taking the course to fulfill undergraduate requirements. "Grammar as Science" covers such core topics in syntax as phrase structure, constituency, the lexicon, inaudible elements, movement rules, and transformational constraints, while emphasizing scientific reasoning skills. The individual units are organized thematically into sections that highlight important components of this enterprise, including choosing between theories, constructing explicit argume...

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