Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to current work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky’s Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntax or minimalism, Radford outlines the core concepts and leading ideas and how they can be used to describe various aspects of the syntax of English. A diverse range of topics is covered, including syntactic structure, null constituents, head movement, case and agreement and split projections. Using Radford's trademark approach and writing style, the book is intensive and progressive in nature, introducing grammatical concepts and working in stages towards more complex phenomena.
• Includes a workbook section at the end of each chapter with exercises, ‘helpful hints’ and model answers • Contains an extensive glossary of technical terms • An accompanying website contains unique teaching materials that guide students on how to analyse particular sentences from the exercises in the book