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Title: An Introduction to the Grammar of English
Subtitle: Syntactic arguments and socio-historical background
Description:

This Introduction provides a lively and clearly written textbook. It introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which inspires the reader to use linguistic arguments. The style of the book is engaging and examples from poetry, jokes, and puns illustrate grammatical concepts.The focus is on syntactic analysis and evidence. However, special topic sections contribute sociolinguistic and historical reasons behind prescriptive rules such as the bans on split infinitives, dangling participles, and preposition stranding.The book is structured for a semester-long course. It provides exercises, keys to those exercises, and sample exams. It also includes a comprehensive glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Preface ix•xi
List of tables xiii
Glossary xv•xxiv
Introduction 1•9
Categories 11•29
Phrases 31•55
Review Chapters 1•3 57•60
Functions in the sentence 61•77
More functions, of prepositions and particles 79•96
The structure of the Verb Group in the VP 97•111
Review Chapters 4•6 113•118
Finite clauses: Embedded and coordinated 119•133
Non-finite clauses 135•145
Review of Chapters 7 and 8 147•148
The structure of the NP, AdjP, AdvP, and PP 149•165
Clauses as parts of NPs, AdjPs, and PPs 167•180
Special sentences 181•188
Review Chapters 9•11 189•194
Further reading 195•198
References 199•200

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Grammars
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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