LINGUIST List 16.630

Thu Mar 03 2005

Books: Syntax/Applied Ling, English: Huddleston, Pullum

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        1.    Joyce Reid, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar: Huddleston, Pullum

Message 1: A Student's Introduction to English Grammar: Huddleston, Pullum

Date: 07-Feb-2005
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: A Student's Introduction to English Grammar: Huddleston, Pullum

Title: A Student's Introduction to English Grammar
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Rodney Huddleston
Author: Geoffrey K Pullum, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hardback: ISBN: 0521848377 Pages: 324 Price: U.S. $ 70.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521848377 Pages: 324 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521612888 Pages: 324 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521612888 Pages: 324 Price: U.K. £ 14.99

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English
grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the
authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language
(2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an
engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of
English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive
usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that
explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect' and show why those
authorities are mistaken. This book is intended for students in colleges or
universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and
presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide a basis
for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English not
only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature
departments and schools of education.

1. Introduction

2. A rapid overview

3. Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood

4. Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts

5. Nouns and noun phrases

6. Adjectives and adverbs

7. Prepositions and preposition phrases

8. Negation and related phenomena

9. Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing

10. Subordination and content clauses

11. Relative clauses

12. Grade and comparison

13. Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs

14. Coordination and more

15. Information packaging in the clause

16. Morphology: lexemes and their inflectional forms

Further reading



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Written In: English (ENG )

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