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Feb 02, Marcus Lira rated it really liked it Shelves: linguistics , morphology-and-syntax , generative-linguistics. Even though this book is awfully outdated now, and Andrew Radford's "Minimalist Syntax" already rendered this book kind of obsolete, it's a great read and a lovely introduction to this wacky stuff Chomskians work with, specially if you want to know what happened before things went Minimal in Generative Grammar. It really feels like professor Radford himself is by your side teaching you how to get through the most abstract concepts with simplicity and humour.
Aug 06, A. This book is very dry and difficult to read. Hence the lower rating for content and applied uses I would give it five. This must have been a difficult book to write. Not necessarily a book read for pleasure. I read it because I love language, deep structure and surface structures alike. I enjoy grammar. Aug 31, Dan'l rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction-linguistics. Perhaps the most accessible yet then-comprehensive introduction to transformational grammar of its era back in the early s, when I took this class as an undergraduate.
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Andrew Radford is a British linguist known for his work in syntax and child language acquisition. His first important contribution to the field was a book on Italian syntax. He has since published several books on syntax within the framework of generative grammar and the Minimalist Program of Noam Chomsky , a number of which have appeared in the series Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. In the s, Radford was a pioneer of the maturation-based structure building model of child language, and the acquisition of functional categories in early child English within the Principles and Parameters framework,   in which children are seen as gradually building up more and more complex structures, with lexical categories like noun and verb being acquired before functional- syntactic categories like determiner and complementiser : this research resulted in the publication of a monograph on Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax in , and numerous articles on the acquisition of syntax by monolingual, bilingual and language-disordered children. Since , Radford has researched the syntax of colloquial English , using data recorded from unscripted radio and TV broadcasts.