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An introduction to English syntax

Author: Jim Miller
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
Series: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., reprintedView all editions and formats
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"A slim and useful student textbook for English Syntax. Although most of the examples are from English, the book introduces general concepts which provide the necessary tools for a basic syntactic analysis of any language. The book concentrates on topics that will remain useful to the student who does not go on to study linguistics but, say, literature or EFL teaching"--"The Year's Work in English Studies". In this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Miller
ISBN: 9780748633616 0748633618 9780748633609 074863360X
OCLC Number: 874471204
Notes: Optryk af 2nd edition, 2008
Description: xii, 207 s. : illustrations
Contents: 1. Heads and modifiers 2. Constituent structure 3. Constructions 4. Word classes 5. The Lexicon 6. Clauses and sentences 7. Clauses main and subordinate 8. Clauses finite and non-finite 9. Grammatical functions 10. Syntactic linkage 11. Heads and modifiers revisited 12. Roles 13. Clauses, sentences and text 14. Grammar and semantics: aspect, tense, voice Discussion of the exercises Further reading
Series Title: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language
Responsibility: Jim Miller

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