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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Since its first publication in Liliane Haegeman's Introduction to Government and Binding Theory has become established as the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory. This new edition has been extensively updated throughout. Major structural changes include new chapters on Functional Heads and Head Movement and on Since its first publication in Liliane Haegeman's Introduction to Government and Binding Theory has become established as the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory.
Discussions of a number of topics missing from or not paid due attention in the first edition have been integrated or expanded, for example: the structure of small clauses in chaprer 2 , chain formation in chapter 6 , and reconstruction, multiple movement, wh-absorption, Full Interpretation, and expletive replacement in chapter 9. The copious exercises have been revised to increase potential for creativty and flexibility of approach. New exericases highlight further controversial issues. In short, this book offers a complete, updated introduction to the current state of Government and Binding Theory, suitable for readers with some basic knowledge of generative linguistics.
Get A Copy. Paperback , 2nd Edition , pages. Published June 8th by Wiley-Blackwell first published More Details Original Title. Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 05, Amin Abootalebi Yazdi rated it it was ok Shelves: syntax , linguistics , academia. I can't take it any longer! It was the second time I tried to read this beast of a syntax and, yet, on page I thought that's it!
I can't take it anymore. No matter how I adore linguistics, this book is not mine! View all 6 comments. Jan 06, M. Nasiri rated it really liked it Shelves: linguistics. Generative linguistics. Oct 08, Nacho Iribarnegaray rated it really liked it Shelves: compulsory-reading. Very useful, very VERY well explained. It requires to be read carefully, though, if you want to understand some of the more complex concepts in the latter chapters.
Not apt for a quick rush-before-your-linguistics-exam! This will only make you understand those-things-in-the-sentences and make you wiser. Not very important, but there is a typo in page It just blows my mind! It felt good, to be able to find a fault on the book.
She probably added the typo to make people like me feel better about ourselves. This book is that good. Jul 12, Lucie rated it really liked it Shelves: linguistics , read-in-eng , school-reading , female-writers. Finished -- exactly after a year minus six days! A good intro book, but sometimes especially towards the end , there was a bit too much of technicalities that I didn't enjoy all that much.
Plus it's now a bit outdated, though it's still very good for diving into the general logic behind the generative grammar research and some data patterns. Feb 03, Alan rated it really liked it. It's not fun and it's not pretty, but this is a coherent and generally well done account of government and binding theory for those who already have some background. The pace is fairly crisp.
Carnie's book makes a better introduction. The first thing to say about this book is that I may need to re-read it or rather to study it. I wouldn't say I skimmed it, but I didn't read it thoroughly or closely. So I wouldn't and couldn't say that I understood it all. Andrew Carnie 's book is much easier than this.
It is not that much of theoreticality. It just introduces the theory in a full complete for The first thing to say about this book is that I may need to re-read it or rather to study it.
It just introduces the theory in a full complete form. Yet this book is the best and "the most authoritative introduction to the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic theory".
In chapter two the author presents certain assumptions upon which she builds up and develops or explains the construction and development of the theory.
Well, for me, that has been weak, for why would these assumptions entail this very theory. And what is the evidence of language that justifies this. Of course, other books would present this, but to build the whole book on an assumption without justifying it or even referring to books presenting justifications seemed harsh for me; I am going to learn a theory and study all this book because of a claim.
Andrew Radford or his Transformational Grammar: A First Course has given better logical graduation of the theory than this. This book is theoretical. It presents the theory The Government and Binding [GB] Theory and presents arguments in favor of its formulation in this way.
It gives details of its specific points and trys to justify them through Language. So, this is an introduction to GB inasmuch as it gives tools and pre-knowledge necessary to go through the more advanced books of the theory e. Chomsky's and those suggested in footnotes. As the author says: "In this book we develop an approach to generative syntax which is referrred to as the Principles and Parameters framework; within that approach we elaborate the core concepts of what is usually referred to as Government and Binding Theory.
The book requires hard effort and extensive reading. A reader cannot move from one chapter to the following without full grasp of the details of the first. Here's a question: "Does the book need an instructor? Jun 18, Rebecca rated it did not like it Recommends it for: GB nuts. May 01, Melissa rated it it was ok. Government and binding, though both fascinating in their own right, received a heavy handed treatment in this lengthy tome. Nov 01, Charity rated it it was ok. Read better, read worse.
Get a good instructor. May 16, Bill rated it liked it Recommends it for: linguistics students. Shelves: linguistics , syntax. Hits the important points of the theory, and I often see it referenced as a standard textbook. Jan 03, Christie Bogle rated it really liked it Shelves: professional-texts.
I am truly a geek, but I keep and savor all of my old text books. This one may have been a favorite because I loved the class, and less on its own merit, though.
Rachel Schirra rated it it was ok May 16, Perrin rated it really liked it Aug 08,
Introduction to Government and Binding Theory, 2nd Edition
Still within the Principles and Parameters framework, Chomsky has been developing a different approach referred to as the Minimalist Program Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
D in English linguistics in from Ghent University,  and has written numerous books and journal articles thereafter. Haegeman is best known for her contributions to the English generative grammar , with her book Introduction to Government and Binding Theory  well established [ by whom? During her teaching period in University of Geneva , she was also awarded the 'Professeur honoraire' in Haegeman has held full-time teaching positions between and , focusing on domains of English and general linguistics, syntactic theory, comparative syntax, historical syntax, and the syntax of Germanic languages.