Chomskyan Syntax? (Minimalism and the X-Bar thing)

Hitomi (@kidvisions) 10 years, 1 month ago

Hello everyone

I have a syntax test in two weeks time and I really need to get over with it by Sunday so that I can focus on something else.
We have been assigned : English Syntax: and Introduction by Andrew Radford but I found it very difficult…
I don’t like Syntax and I had to take that class against my will (well, that’s how the system works in Tunisia) and since I’ve failed most of my exams in the first semester I really need to pass all of them this semester. I just wanted to know if anyone here likes or knows about syntax: most specifically Chomskyan generative grammar and minimalist program.
Thank you sooooooo much! :)

April 18, 2012 at 7:34 am
Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

Anyone??

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

Anybody interested in answering? :)

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Kristian (81) (@lordcat) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

I’m not exactly sure what you are asking >.< Sorry!

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vishnu (1,235) (@vizznou) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

i just googled the book you mentioned and it is way over my head. i guess there are no literature grads among us! at the same time Syntax seems to be all bull – this is one of the reviews for the books in google books: “Bought when I was a Linguistics undergraduate, but I don’t think it helped me one bit in understanding the nonsense that is syntax!”

dont have any idea… you should probably ask Ray Butler or something… he should know something!

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

@Kristian,
I was just looking for help from someone who understands Syntax! :(
@vishnu, Yes, the book is terrible! I found better books but I should understand this one since we are being tested on the material on it. I am sure I do not know who Ray Butler is…
@Phil W., :(((

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vishnu (1,235) (@vizznou) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

@kidvisions, lol, Ray Butler, our fellow HEthen! i thought you’d register his name… he responded in your ‘should i run away from home’ post remember? well i mentioned him because i gather that he is a writer….

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

Oooh, yeah I remember…. But I this syntax is not the “classical syntax”…

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

@kidvisions, So sorry, whatever I “learned” years ago, I have forgotten. Go ask your professor for help. That is what they are there for! I am a teacher and always tell my students to come to my office and they don’t…but most teachers and profs will help if they are human.

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