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Discovering English Grammar

ISBN-10: 0205284833
ISBN-13: 9780205284832
Edition: 2nd 1999
Authors: Richard Veit
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Description: Discovering English Grammar takes a modern, transformational approach to grammar. Unlike other transformational texts, it is highly readable and teachable, providing broad and thorough coverage of English grammatical structures. It also focuses on  More...

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Book details

List price: $176.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Discovering English Grammar takes a modern, transformational approach to grammar. Unlike other transformational texts, it is highly readable and teachable, providing broad and thorough coverage of English grammatical structures. It also focuses on issues facing future teachers. The text minimizes technical terms, and it assumes no prior training in syntax. Students practice concepts through the frequent exercises, and they can check their answers by consulting the book's web site. Discovering English Grammar covers the whole range of English constructions, involving students as the text moves from simpler to more complex topics, allowing them to inductively discover the structure of our language.

To the Instructor
Introduction
Conscious and Unconscious Knowledge
How Does the Grammar Work?
This Book's Purpose
Why Study Grammar?
Summary
Describing a Sentence
Discovering the Parts of Sentences
Labeled Brackets and Boxes
Reed-Kellog Diagrams
Tree Diagrams
An Elementary Grammar of English
Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives
Proper and Common Nouns
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Simplifying the Phrase-Structure Rules
Adjectives
A Further Note on Meaning
Linking Verbs
The Parts of Speech
Prepositions and Personal Pronouns
Prepositions
Personal Pronouns
A Further Word on Inflections
Varieties of English
Coordinate Phrases and Complement Clauses
Coordination
Complement Clauses
Classification of Clauses
Determiners, Adverbs, and Other Modifiers
Determiners
Adverbials
Degree Modifiers
Nominal Modifiers
Summary and Review: Chapters 1-6
Transformational Rules: Altering Elements in a Sentence
Particles
Optional and Obligatory Rules
Our Goals A Review and Update
Three More Transformational Rules
Moving Adverbial Phrases
Imperative Sentences
Indirect Objects
Must Transformations Apply in a Particular Order?
Pronouns: Another Analysis
A Personal-Pronoun Transformation
Deriving Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
English Pronouns An Inventory
Conditions for Applying the Personal-Pronoun Transformation
An Order for Applying Transformations An Update
More Embedded Sentences: Adverbial Clauses and Relative Clauses
Adverbial Clauses
Relative Clauses
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses and Phrases
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses
Accounting for Nonrestrictive Clauses
Apposition
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjectival Phrases
Summary and Review: Chapters 7-11
Verb Inflections
Present and Past Tenses
Modal Auxiliaries
Perfect and Progressive Auxiliaries
Negatives and Questions
Negative Sentences
Questions
The Passive Voice
Active and Passive Voice
Deriving Passive Sentences
Summary and Review: Chapters 12-14
Infinitives
Infinitive Verb Forms
Complement Infinitives
The Auxiliary Category in Infinitive Phrases
Adverbial Infinitives
Relative Infinitives
Extraposed Infinitives
Summary of Principal Infinitive Patterns
A Note on Usage: Split Infinitives
Gerunds, Participles, and Absolutes
Gerunds
Participles
Absolutes
Abbreviating Sentences: Ellipsis and Pro-Forms
Ellipsis
Pro-Forms
Retrospective
A Taste of Theoretical Syntax
Some Claims of Syntactic Theory
Grammar in the Schools
A Brief History of Grammar Instruction
Teaching Grammar Is Not Teaching Reading and Writing
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