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Title: The Grammar of English Morphology & Syntax for English Teachers in Southeast Ais
Written By: David Deterding
Gloria R. Poedjosoedarmo

This book introduces the grammar of English in straightforward language that is suitable for nonspecialist readers, particularly
English teachers.
The first chapters introduce the basic concepts of word formation, phrases and clauses using the same pedagogical model of grammar that most teachers will encounter in their classroom materials. Then there is an introduction to functional grammar, which considers how sentences fit together to form coherent texts. Finally, there are three short chapters considering Chomsky's model of grammar, to allow teachers to be aware of some modern developments in grammar theory.
In addition, there is one chapter each on the grammar of Singapore English, Mandarin Chinese, and Malay.
This book is designed for teachers in Asia, particularly southeast Asia, so particular attention has been devoted to ensuring it is relevant for students in this region.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction
2 Morphology
3 Word Classes
4 Verbs
5 Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs
6 Phrases
7 Objects and Complements
8 Finite Clauses
9 Nonfinite Clauses
10 Functional Grammar: How Language Works in Context
11 The Grammar of Experience: Grammatical and Semantic Roles
12 The Grammar of the Message: Thematic and Information Structure
13 Sentence Types and Grammatical Processes
14 The Grammar of Interpersonal Exchanges: Communicative Acts and
Speech Roles
15 Complex Thematic: Structures and Miscellaneous Other Unusual Structures
16 Transformational Grammar
17 Minimalist Grammar
18 The Innateness Hypothesis
19 Singapore English
20 Mandarin Chinese
21 The Grammar of Malay
22 The Grammar of Tagalog
23 Grammatical Change: Internal vs. External Forces
24 Grammar and Computers
Key to Practice Activities
Prentice Hall, Singapore
ISBN: 0130930091 (paper)
Extent: 272 pages
Pub. date: June 2001

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0130930091
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272