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Introduction to Government and Binding Theory

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Since its first publication in 1991 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 ...more
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Published June 8th 1994 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published 1991)
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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 42. *grammer. A typo on the word GRAMMAR. It just blows my mind! I marked it with a REALLY RED pen. It felt good, to be able to find a fault on the
Jun 18, 2008 Rebecca rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: GB nuts
If you agree with Government & Binding, you'll probably enjoy this book and find it to be a good resource. If, like other sane people, you don't agree with Government & Binding, you'll probably want to rip your eyes out if you read this.
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.
Christie Bogle
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.
Government and binding, though both fascinating in their own right, received a heavy handed treatment in this lengthy tome.
May 16, 2007 Bill rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
Read better, read worse. Get a good instructor
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