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Title: English Words and Sentences
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Eva Duran Eppler
Gabriel Ozon
Series Title: Cambridge Introductions to the English Language

Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links. Table of Contents 1. Language and this book 2. Word classes 3. Derivational morphology 4. Inflectional morphology 5. Phrase structure 1 6. Phrase structure 2 7. Functional analysis 8. Coordination and subordination 9. Clause types 10. Syntactic Hokey C/Pokey: more on clause types

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521171878
Pages: 265
Prices: U.S. $ 25.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781107001329
Pages: 265
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00