by Tallerman, Maggie · syntax. Preview Download. “ If your life’s work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you’re not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Understanding Syntax, Third Edition, MAGGIE TALLERMAN is Professor of Linguistics, Newcastle University. Tallerman () – Understanding Syntax 3rd Edition – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.
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Add to Wish List. Grammatical constructions and relationships within the clause are fully covered, including verb serialization, ergativity, and head- and dependent-marking grammars.
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Tallerman is a go-to by a lot of Syntax lecturers. Also, I know that a few of the examples in the book are actually ungrammatical, in particular a Chinese example towards the beginning. What are VitalSource eBooks? Request an e-inspection copy. General Organisation of a chapter: Relationships within the clause, including case and agreement, are examined cross-linguistically. Understanding Syntax is an absolute pleasure to read, thanks to its casual, down-to-earth style.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Concepts such as ‘subject’, ‘object’, ‘gender’, ‘case’, and ‘subordination’ are introduced and exemplified. These quirks are rare, though, and most exercises help the student well enough. It is a good introduction to linguistics, however this book doesn’t necessarily focus on syntax.
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We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. This book is great when there is a teacher to facilitate the material. It’s my go-to syntax reference. Unless you already have a grasp over a large number of languages, you must rely on her authority the provided glosses to understand the examples — and this precisely is what amounts to circular reasoning, or let’s say very very bad teaching.
Bianca Colzi rated it did not like it Nov 08, Obviously, it is understandable that, in linguistics, definitions and what terms actually mean is very much undersstanding the forefront of the discipline, but to not provide unxerstanding to your own exercises just makes you look bad.
Good book for students with little background in linguistics, besides the basic “intro to linguistics” class, and maybe even without sntax. It goes off topic so often, starts explaining a concept that is not even part of the chapter and then says that it will continue on later in another chapter.
If the book is read straight through, it serves its purpose well, but as a reference tallermam, it is hard to use because topics are not neatly confined to chapters or sections, but are spread across the entirety of the text. Trivia About Understanding Syntax. Get to Know Us. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Hodder Education Publishers; 3 edition November 30, Language: Sep 09, Kira rated it did not like it.
Concepts such as “gender,” “case,” and “subordination” are introduced and exemplified, with extensive illustration from English and many other languages. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Word classes such as “noun” and “verb” are explained, and undersanding properties of these categories are discussed.
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The student resources previously accessed taolerman GarlandScience. A solid, relatively accessible okay, to someone already interested in linguistics introduction to a very complex subject.
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Feb 04, Harman rated it did not like it. Jennifer Medina rated it liked it Jun 27, Initial illustration is from English whenever possible, with extensive additional material from several other languages. The questions, however, can sometimes be quirky. Read more Read less. To put it differently, it doesn’t give succinct and clear theoretical explanation Terrible Book. You will discover what is meant by the terms “subject” and “object,” what a finite verb is, and what relative clauses look like.
Refresh and try again. I am only on chapter 2 snytax I am already extremely frustrated.