LINGUIST List 29.3952

Fri Oct 12 2018

Books: Understanding Sentence Structure: Tortora

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 10-Oct-2018
From: Aleksandra Tasic <>
Subject: Understanding Sentence Structure: Tortora
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Title: Understanding Sentence Structure
Subtitle: An Introduction to English Syntax
Series Title: Linguistics in the World
Published: 2018
Publisher: Wiley

Book URL:

Author: Christina Tortora
Electronic: ISBN: 9781118659595 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781118659489 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781118659946 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 44.95

This book is for people who have never thought about syntax, and who don't know anything about grammar, but who want to learn. Assuming a blank slate on the part of the reader, the book treats English grammar as a product of the speaker's mind, and builds up student skills by exploring phrases and sentences with more and more complexity, as the chapters proceed.

This practical guide excites and empowers readers by guiding them step by step through each chapter with intermittent exercises. In order to capitalize on the reader's confidence as a personal authority on English, Understanding Sentence Structure assumes an inclusive definition of English, taking dialect variation and structures common amongst millions of English speakers to be a fact of natural language.

Understanding Sentence Structure: An Introduction to English Syntax is an ideal book for undergraduates studying modern English grammar and for instructors teaching introductory courses in English grammar, syntax, and sentence structure.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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