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Syntax by Andrew Carnie
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May 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: linguistics, morphology-and-syntax, generative-linguistics
Read from April 25 to May 04, 2011

Carnie's style is great: This book is very pleasant to read and the concepts are very easy to grasp. As an outsider (I'm a functional typologist, so to speak), I just thought it was odd that, except for the exercises, English was ubiquitous. But, I guess that's true of most books on generative grammar...
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04/25/2011 page 60
15.0% "Pleasant reading, but I remain unconvinced."
04/29/2011 page 148
37.0% "I still can't come to grips with the use of just one language in a linguistics book. There are thousands more to which these rules may not apply!"
04/30/2011 page 186
47.0% "Hmm..."
05/03/2011 page 282
71.0% "Hmm..."
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