LINGUIST List 18.1297|
Mon Apr 30 2007
Qs: English Grammar Texts; English Split Topicalization
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Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text
Split Topicalization in Englishes
Message 1: Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text
From: Rebecca Moreton <moretonabellsouth.net>
Subject: Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text
Has anyone found a good text to use in teaching Descriptive Grammar, or
Modern Grammar, of English, to returning teachers and/or
teachers-in-training? I am particularly interested in knowing of texts which
include both structural information and some discussion of the
socio-problems involved in teaching English to native speakers nowadays.
All information and suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanx in advance.
(Rebecca Larche Moreton)
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Message 2: Split Topicalization in Englishes
From: Gisbert Fanselow <fanselowuni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Split Topicalization in Englishes
Split topicalization as in German
Bücher habe ich viele gelesen
books have I many read
''as for books, I have read many of them''
are quite common among the world's language. Of the 150 languages I have
evidence for, 135 have such a construction.
I'd love to find out whether any of the versions of English spoken in some
part of the world allows something similar to
books I have read many/some
books have I read many/some
I'll post a summary
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