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Title: A Friendly Grammar of English
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A Friendly Grammar of English
An honest, fun, and funny grammar-book for people of all ages and places
Loads of interesting, authentic data, famous faces, and creative pix

"It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data."-- Sherlock Holmes
"We are looking forward to the Friendly Grammar of English"-- Michael Halliday
"I look forward to your grammar, which sounds bright and sharp." -- John
Sinclair

PartI. Managing data for a "grammar"
Part II. In search of 'grammar' and Grammar

II.A Three sides
II.B The double-bind of 'English teachers'
II.C Some precepts for 'grammar'
II.D The term 'grammar'
II.E A 'bref historie' of English Grammar versus 'grammar'
II.F 'Grammar', 'lexicon', 'lexicogrammar', and 'usage'
II.G Six criteria for a 'friendly grammar'
Part III. Orthography and Pronounciation
Part IV. Words and Phrases in a "grammar"
IV.A What's in a Word?
IV.B Word-Pieces
IV.C Multi-Word Units
IV.D 'Naming the Parts of Speech' revisited
IV.E Word-Classes
IV.F. Major Word-Classes
IV.F.1 Nouns
IV.F.2 Nominals
IV.F.3 Nounphrases
IV.F.3.1 Determiners
IV.F.3.2 Articles
IV.F.3.3 Demonstratives
IV.D.3.4 Possessives
IV.F.3.5 Interrogatives and Exclamatories
IV.F.3.6 Quantifiers and Enumerators
IV.F.3.7 Pre-Modifiers and Post-Modifiers
IV.F.4 Pro-Nouns and Pro-Nominals
IV.F.5 Adjectives
IV.F.5.1 Pro-Adjectives
IV.F.6 Verbs
IV.F.7 Verbals
IV.F.7.1 Pro-Verbs
IV.F.8 Verb Phrases
IV.F.9 Adverbs and Adverbials
IV.F.9.1 Pro-Adverbs and Pro-Adverbials
IV.G. Minor Word-Classes
IV.H Interjections
IV.I. Prepositions
IV.J Junctions
Part V. A Lexicogrammar of Processes in Clauses
V.A Grammar, Lexicon, and Lexicogrammar revisited
V.B A Lexicogrammar of Processes
VI.B.1 Outer Processes
V.B.2 Inner Processes
Part VI. Prosody and Grammar
VI.A Four units
VI.B The spontaneity of real conversation
VI.C Stresses and Tone Groups
VI.D Prosody and Grammar in Major Clause Types
VI.D.1 The Declarative Clause Type for Statements
VI.D.2 The Interrogative Clause Type for Questions
VI.D.3 The Exclamatory Clause Type for Exclamations
VI.D.4 The Imperative Clause Type for Commands
VI.E Minor Clause Types
VI.E.1 Dependent Clauses
VI.E.2 Non-Finite Clauses
VI.E.3 Non-Clauses
Part VII. Punctuation in Lexicogrammar and Prosody
Part VIII. On the future of Grammar and "grammar"?

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Self-Published
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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