Review of: Klaus Welke (2007) EinfĂĽhrung in die Satzanalyse (Constituent Analysis in German)
LINGUIST List: Vol-19-1002. Tue Mar 25 2008, 2008.
All in all, this is a very basic textbook which puts together the comprehensive minimum of grammatical knowledge on syntax that is typically taken for granted by the instructors in linguistic courses at German universities. To this effect the book contains no explicit research contributions, and yet it is particularly useful in re-collecting foundational linguistic knowledge that is required for pre-theoretical syntactic analysis. Its main goal is to enable active participation in linguistics courses by providing the students as well as their instructors with a reliable ''learning-by-doing'' tutorial.