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Analyzing English Grammar

ISBN-10: 0321426185
ISBN-13: 9780321426185
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Advanced Grammar text which encourages the readers to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories. nbsp; Supports and assists readers in learning about the structure of the English language.nbsp;Teaches use  More...

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List price: $107.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 6/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980

Advanced Grammar text which encourages the readers to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories. nbsp; Supports and assists readers in learning about the structure of the English language.nbsp;Teaches use of phase marker tree decisions. Includes traditional Reed-Kellogg diagrams, extensive discussion of language acquisition. Includes examples of American regional and social dialects.nbsp;General interest; grammar

Preface
Introduction
What Is Grammar?
Grammar Versus Usage
Descriptive Grammars
Grammatical Prototypes
Learning About Grammar
Aids to Learning About Language
Diagramming
IC Analysis
Phrase Structure Trees
Suggestions for Reading This Book
Key Terms
Endnotes
Varieties of English
Regional Dialects
Social Dialects
Standard American English
Styles
Second Language Acquisition
English in an International Context
Summary
Key Terms
Endnotes
The Morphology of English
Morphemes
Allomorphs
Inflectional Morphemes
Noun Inflections
Verb Inflections
Adjective and Adverb Inflections
Functional Shift
Derivational Morphemes
Form Classes and Structure Classes
A Word About Words
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Form-Class Words
Form and Function
Forms with Overlapping Functions
Nouns
Prototypes and Peripheral Cases
Subclasses and Features
Noun Subclasses
Verbs
Verb Subclasses
Adjectives
Adjective Subclasses
Adverbs
Adverb Subclasses
Analyzing Form and Function
Comments and Suggestions
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnote
Structure-Class Words
Structure-Class Versus Form-Class Words
Determiners
Diagrams and Trees
Auxiliaries
Modal Auxiliaries
Have
Be
Do
Diagrams and Trees
Qualifiers
Diagrams and Trees
Prepositions
Diagrams and Trees
Differences Between Prepositions and Adverbs
Differences Between Prepositions and Verb Particles
Differences Between Verb Particles and Adverbs
Pronouns
Pronouns as Noun-Phrase Substitutes
Personal Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions
Conjunctive Adverbs
Subordinating Conjunctions
Relatives
Interrogatives
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnote
Phrases
Subjects and Predicates
Form and Function
Recognizing Phrase Types
The Main Verb Phrase
Creating Verb Phrases
Time, Tense, and Aspect
Simple Tenses
Modals
Finite and Nonfinite Verb Forms
Compound Verb Forms-Perfect and Progressive
The Meaning of Modals
Other Auxiliaries
Have and Be as Main Verbs
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnotes
Five Basic Sentence Types
Binary Structure
The Intransitive Type
Linking (Copular) Verbs
The Verb Be Requiring Adverbs of Time or Place
The Linking Verb Type with Adjectival Subject Complement
The Linking Verb Type with Nominal Subject Complement
The Transitive Type
Transitive Verbs with Reflexive and Reciprocal Direct Objects
Transitive Verbs with Object Complements
Distinguishing Between Transitive and Linking Verb Sentence Types
Verbs That Function in More Than One Sentence Type
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Basic Sentence Transformations
The Indirect Object Transformation
Indirect Objects and Object Complements
The Passive Transformation
Direct and Indirect Objects
Other Transformations
Negative Sentences
Negative Sentences with Auxiliary Verbs
Negative Sentences with Be
Negative Sentences Without Auxiliary Verbs or Be
Interrogative Sentences
Yes/No Questions
Wh-Questions
Imperative Sentences
Verbs in Imperative Sentences
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Finite Verb Clauses, Part I: Adverbial and Adjectival Clauses
Sentence Varieties
Subordinate Clauses
Diagramming Subordinate Clauses
Subordinate Clauses That Can Function Adverbially or Adjectivally
Relative Clauses
Relative Clauses Within Prepositional Phrases
Diagramming Relative Clauses
The Omission of Relative Pronouns
Relative Adverbs
Relative Clauses Contrasted with Adverbial Subordinate Clauses
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnote
Finite Verb Clauses, Part II: Nominal Clauses
That-Clauses
Differences Between Relative Clauses and Nominal That-Clauses
Appositive That-Clauses
Relative Clauses and Deletion Transformations: Appositives
Functions of Nominal That-Clauses
Diagramming Nominal That-Clauses
Interrogative Clauses
Diagramming Interrogative Clauses
Rhetorical Problems in Using Dependent Clauses
Elliptical Dependent Clauses
Nominal Clauses-The Omission of That
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part I: Infinitive Phrases
Infinitive Phrases
Diagramming Infinitive Phrases
Clauses Embedded Within Infinitive Phrases
Passive Infinitives
Infinitives Without To
Functions of Infinitive Phrases
Adverbial Infinitives
Adjectival Infinitives
Nominal Infinitives
Differences Between Infinitives and Prepositional Phrases
Peripheral Case-Ought To
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnote
Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part II: Participle and Gerund Phrases
Present Participle Phrases
Functions of Present Participle Phrases
Diagramming Present Participle Phrases
Differences Between Present Participles and Adjectives
Gerunds
Functions of Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
Differences Between Gerunds and Present Participles
Differences Between Gerunds and Nouns
Differences Between Gerunds and Participles
Past Participle Phrases
Functions of Past Participle Phrases
Differences Between Adjectival and Adverbial Past Participles
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Participle Phrases
Differences Between Past Participles and Adjectives
Nominative Absolutes
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
The Sounds of American English
Consonants of English
Allophones
Vowels of English
American Pronunciation
Pronunciation and Spelling
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Glossary
Index

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