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LINGUIST List 22.1023

Wed Mar 02 2011

Books: Applied Linguistics/Morphology/Typology/Syntax: Payne

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Understanding English Grammar: Payne

Message 1: Understanding English Grammar: Payne
Date: 25-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Understanding English Grammar: Payne
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Title: Understanding English Grammar
Subtitle: A Linguistic Introduction
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Thomas E. Payne
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521763295 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521763295 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521757119 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521757119 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 37.99
Abstract:

Language is primarily a tool for communication, yet many textbooks still treat
English grammar as simply a set of rules and facts to be memorised by rote.
This new textbook is made for students who are frustrated with this approach
and would like instead to understand grammar and how it works. Why are there
two future tenses in English? What are auxiliaries and why are they so
confusing? Why are English motion verbs hard to use? Why are determiners so
important in English? These and many other frequently asked questions are
answered in this handy guide. Student learning is supported with numerous
exercises, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. An
accompanying website offers further resources, including additional classroom
exercises and a chance to interact with the author. It is the essential
grammar toolkit for students of English language and linguistics and future
teachers of English as a Second Language.

Table of Contents

Introduction;

1. History;
2. Typology;
3. The lexicon;
4. Morphology - the shapes of words;
5. Participant reference;
6. Actions, states and processes;
7. Basic concepts in English syntax;
8. Advanced concepts in English syntax;
9. Complementation;
10. Modification;
11. Auxiliaries and the 'black hole' of English syntax;
12. Time and reality;
13. Voice and valence;
14. Clause combining;
15. Pragmatic grounding and pragmatically marked constructions.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Language Documentation
                            Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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