Jamal Ouhalla, Introducing transformational grammar – from rules to principles and parameters. London: Edward Arnold, Pp. Introducing Transformational Grammar: From Principles and Parameters to Minimalism. Front Cover. Jamal Ouhalla. Arnold, – Language Arts & Disciplines. Introducing Transformational Grammar: From Rules to Principles and Parameters . Front Cover Ouhalla-Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Transformational Grammar TG is a theory of grammar developed by this century’s most famous linguist, Noam Chomsky, in the ‘s.

TG is based on the concept of a universal grammar UG which is the set of rules for language that all humans possess thanks to the common genetic features which distinguish them from other organisms and make them “”human. Phrase Structure Grammar is a particular type of generative grammar of which TG is another type. The Minimalist Program is a further development of Chomsky’s original Ouhapla theory, in which he has tried to replace the extremely complex transformatonal relating to highly developed forms of TG with just a few simple and general principles of sentence structure.

The first edition of this book rapidly established itself as one of the clearest and most readable introductions to generative grammar. Together with a complete introduction to the principles of universal grammar, it traced the major shifts of perspective which have influenced the development of the theory over the last forty years. This revised and expanded edition introduces transcormational with no previous training in syntax to transformational grammar. It is also suitable for intermediate and advanced students of syntax.

The text covers the framework known as principles and parameters, and the more recent framework known intfoducing minimalism.

With a wide range of new, additional exercises, the book is ideal for students approaching generative linguistics for the first time. Read more Read less.


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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I got a linguistics BA in ’78, and had mostly ignored the field since. Recently, I was trying to read Kayne’s Parameters and Universals and realized there was too much I had forgotten, or never seen. So I bought Ouhalla’s book, and I have to say, I am very happy with it.

It does an excellent job of presenting and explaining tranzformational endless jargon of linguistics. Technical terms are in bold, and can actually be found in the index. Ouhalla does a good job at the end of each chapter of directing you to further reading.

Ouhalla’s writing style is effective and easy to read. I recommend this book for what it is, an introduction to modern syntactic theory. Don’t take it for an intro to linguistics as a whole. This grammat is quite approriate for those without linguistic training, but not for those without an interest in syntax.

Introducing Transformational Grammar : From Rules to Principles and Parameters

Professor Jamal Ouhalla has truly made our way beginning linguists very eay to go through. We no longer have to struggle trying to understand what has been postulated by leading linguists. Professor Ouhalla summarises it all in a clear and understandable language.

Additionally, the way things are presented is really amazing and inspiring; you really feel as if Professor Ouhalla is talking to you and leading you through this cool linguistic stuff. Many Thanks Professor Jamal and I wish every success! What captivates me most about this textbook is its comprehensibility and clarity.

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Moreover, its problem sets enhance your linguistic awareness by inviting you to think about controversial issues in the field. However, the second edition contains some errors in typography, which we do not see in the first edition.

Another weakpoint of this book is that in the second edition the summary at the end of each section in each chapter is removed. In actuality, only the general summary transfodmational each chapter can be found, unlike the first edition. This is why it is not granted 5-star rating.

To sum up, this introduction to transformational grammar TG is a very nice mix of theory and practice and does not try to overwhelm the reader with too many jargons and complicated explanations. See all 4 reviews.

Introducing Transformational Grammar: From Rules to Principles and Parameters by Jamal Ouhalla

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