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  1. paul, An Introduction to the Grammar of English

Message 1: An Introduction to the Grammar of English

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 14:10:53 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: An Introduction to the Grammar of English

Title: An Introduction to the Grammar of English
Subtitle: Syntactic arguments and socio-historical background
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Elly van Gelderen 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112004, Pages: 200, Price: USD 68.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027225885, Pages: 200, Price: EUR 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588111571, Pages: 200, Price: USD 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027225869, Pages: 200, Price: EUR 33.00

This Introduction provides a lively and clearly written textbook. It
introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which inspires the
reader to use linguistic arguments. The style of the book is engaging
and examples from poetry, jokes, and puns illustrate grammatical
concepts.The focus is on syntactic analysis and evidence. However,
special topic sections contribute sociolinguistic and historical
reasons behind prescriptive rules such as the bans on split
infinitives, dangling participles, and preposition stranding.The book
is structured for a semester-long course. It provides exercises, keys
to those exercises, and sample exams. It also includes a comprehensive
glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Preface ix - xi 
List of tables xiii 
Glossary xv - xxiv 
Introduction 1 - 9 
Categories 11 - 29 
Phrases 31 - 55 
Review Chapters 1 - 3 57 - 60 
Functions in the sentence 61 - 77 
More functions, of prepositions and particles 79 - 96 
The structure of the Verb Group in the VP 97 - 111 
Review Chapters 4 - 6 111 - 118 
Finite clauses: Embedded and coordinated 119 - 133 
Non-finite clauses 135 - 145 
Review of Chapters 7 and 8 147 - 148 
The structure of the NP, AdjP, AdvP, and PP 149 - 165 
Clauses as parts of NPs, AdjPs, and PPs 167 - 180 
Special sentences 181 - 188 
Review Chapters 9 - 11 189 - 194 
Further reading 195 - 198 
References 199 - 200

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Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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