Carnie, Andrew (2021b) The Syntax Workbook: A companion to Carnie's Syntax. Wiley-Blackwell.



A valuable companion to Andrew Carnie’s Syntax: A Generative Introduction, 4th Edition, full of practice questions and engaging exercises to promote student comprehension   

Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Fourth Edition, is the leading textbook for undergraduate courses in the syntax, covering foundational topics such as universal grammar, parts of speech, constituency, trees, structural relations, binding theory, x-bar theory, and movement, as well as advanced subjects such as control theory, ellipsis, polysynthesis, incorporation, non-configurationality, and Merge. Written by Syntax author Andrew Carnie, The Syntax Workbook has been purposefully designed to support and complement the use of Syntax in the undergraduate classroom. The Syntax Workbook is the perfect companion to the author’s seminal textbook and contains updated practice material for every section of the text. This workbook:  

  • Includes exercises, practice questions, data analysis, and knowledge application questions for each section in Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Fourth Edition  

  • Features exercises and questions with full answers and explanations to assist students in learning to apply theory to practice  

  • Has been authored by leading figure in syntax Andrew Carnie to support classroom usage of Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Fourth Edition  


​Ideal for undergraduate courses in syntax, Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Fourth Edition, and The Syntax Workbook, Second Edition, together offer a perfect combination of thorough coverage and valuable practice. The workbook can be purchased on its own or in a set with the textbook.   

ISBN: 978-1-119-56928-2

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Ordering Information:


Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents & Front Matter & Acknowledgments

  • Part 1: Preliminaries

    • Chapter 1 Generative Grammar

    • Chapter 2 Parts of Speech

    • Chapter 3 Constituency, Trees and Rules

    • Chapter 4 Structural relations

    • Chapter 5 Binding theory

  • Part 2: The Base

    • Chapter 6 X-bar theory

    • Chapter 7 Extending X-bar Theory to Functional Categories

    • Chapter 8 Constraining X-Bar: Theta Theory 

    • Chapter 9 Theta Grids and Functional Categories 

  • Part 3: Movement

    • Chapter 10 Head to Head Movement

    • Chapter 11 DP Movement

    • Chapter 12 Wh-Movement and Locality Constraints

    • Chapter 13 A Unified theory of Movement

  • Part 4: Advanced Topics

    • Chapter 14 Ditransitives

    • Chapter 15 Raising, Control and Empty Categories 

    • Chapter 16 Ellipsis 

    • Chapter 17 Advanced topics in Binding

    • Chapter 18 Polysynthesis, Scrambling and Non-configurationality 

    • Chapter 19 Merge

  • References

  • Index