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 not 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.