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An Introduction to the grammar of English : syntactic arguments and socio-historical background

Author: Elly van Gelderen
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This textbook introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which should encourage readers to use linguistic arguments. It focuses on syntactic analysis and evidence. It also looks at  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Gramática
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elly van Gelderen
ISBN: 9027225885 9789027225887 1588112004 9781588112002 9027225869 9789027225863 1588111571 9781588111579
OCLC Number: 638871847
Description: XXIV, 200 p. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: examples of linguistic knowledge; how do we know so much?; examples of social or non-linguistic knowledge; conclusion. Part 2 Categories: lexical categories; grammatical categories; pronouns; what new words and loanwords tell us; conclusion. Part 3 Phrases: the phrase; phrases in the sentence; coordination of phrases; finding phrases; building trees; conclusion. Part 4 Functions in the sentence: the different functions and how they are realized; verbs and functions; trees; light verbs (optional); conclusion. Part 5 More functions, or prepositions and particles: adverbials; prepositional verbs; phrasal verbs; phrasal prepositional verbs (optional); objects and adverbials; conclusion. Part 6 The structure of the verb group in the VP: auxiliary verbs; the order of auxiliaries and affix hop; finiteness; conclusion. Part 7 Finite clauses - embedded and coordinated: sentences and clauses; the functions of clauses; the structure - S' (pronounced - S-bar); coordinate sentences; terminological labyrinth; conclusion. Part 8 Non-finite clauses: non-finite clauses; the functions of non-finites; the structure -S'?; coordinating non-finites; conclusion. Part 9 The structure of the NP, AdjP, AdvP, and PP: the structure of and function of AdjP, AdvP, and PP; the structure of the NP and functions inside it; arguments for distinguishing complements from modifiers (optional); conclusion. Part 10 Clauses as parts of NPs and AdjPs: NPs and AdjPs as compared to PPs and AdvPs; NPs - modifier (relative) and complement clauses; more on RCs; AdjPs - complement clauses; conclusion. Part 11 Special sentences: questions/interrogatives; exclamations; topicalization, passive, cleft and pseudo-cleft; conclusion.
Responsibility: Elly van Gelderen.


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