Analyzing English Grammar

ISBN-10: 0321182715
ISBN-13: 9780321182715
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $93.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/14/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is Grammar? Grammar versus Usage
Descriptive Grammars
Grammatical Prototypes
Learning about Grammar
Aids to Learning about Language
Suggestions for Reading This Book
Varieties of English
Regional Dialects
Social Dialects
Standard American English
Styles
Second Language Acquisition
English in an International Context
The Morphology of English
Morphemes
Inflectional Morphemes
Functional Shift
Derivational Morphemes
Form Classes and Structure Classes
Form-Class Words
Form and Function
Nouns
Subclasses and Features
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Analyzing Form and Function
Structure-Class Words
Structure-Class versus Form-Class Words
Determiners
Auxiliaries
Qualifiers
Prepositions
Pronouns
Conjunctions
Relatives
Interrogatives
Phrases
Subjects and Predicates
Form and Function
Recognizing Phrase Types
The Main Verb Phrase
Five Basic Sentence Types
Binary Structure
Type I The Intransitive Type
Types II, III, and IV Linking (Copular) Types
Type V The Transitive Type
Basic Sentence Transformations
The Indirect Object Transformation
The Passive Transformation
Other Transformations
Negative Sentences
Interrogative Sentences
Imperative Sentences
Finite Verb Clauses, Part I: Adverbial and Adjectival Clauses
Sentence Varieties
Subordinate Clauses
Relative Clauses
Finite Verb Clauses, Part II: Nominal Clauses
That Clauses
Interrogative Clauses
Rhetorical Problems in Using Dependent Clauses
Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part I: Infinitive Phrases
Infinitive Phrases
Functions of Infinitive Phrases
Differences between Infinitives and Prepositional Phrases
Peripheral Cases Ought To
Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part II: Participle and Gerund Phrases
Present-Participle Phrases
Gerunds
Past-Participle Phrases
Nominative Absolutes
Stylistic Transformations and Sentence Analysis
Transitive Phrasal Verbs and the Particle Movement Transformation
The There Transformation
The Cleft Sentence Transformations
Appendix: The Sounds of American English
Consonants of English
Allophones
Vowels of English
American Pronunciation
Pronunciation and Spelling
Sound Changes
Glossary
Index

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