Thinking Syntactically: A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis is a textbook designed to teach introductory students the skills of relating data to theory and theory to data. * Helps students develop their thinking and argumentation skills rather than merely introducing them to one particular version of syntactic theory. * Structured around a wide range of exercises that use clear and compelling logic to build arguments and lead up to theoretical proposals. * Data drawn from current media sources, including newspapers, books, and television programs, to help students formulate and test hypotheses. * Generative in spirit, but does t focus on specific theoretical approaches but enables students to understand and evaluate different approaches more easily. * Written by an established author with an international reputation.
Liliane Haegeman is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Lille and a member of the CNRS research group SILEX. Her numerous works include Introduction to Government and Binding Theory (second edition, Blackwell, 1994) and English Grammar: A Generative Perspective (with Jacqueline Gueron; Blackwell, 1999).