Analysing Sentences

ISBN-10: 1408233746
ISBN-13: 9781408233740
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Introduction
The organisation of the chapters
A note on how to read this book
Sentence structure: constituents
Structure
Establishing constituents
'Phrase' and 'constituent'
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Sentence structure: functions
Subject and predicate
Noun Phrase and Verb Phrase
Dependency and function
Head
The modifier-head relation
The head-complement relation
Summary
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Sentence structure: categories
Nouns
Lexical and phrasal categories (noun and Noun Phrase)
Adjectives and adverbs
Adjective Phrases and Adverb Phrases
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Co-ordinate Phrases
Diagrams for in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
The basic Verb Phrase
A first look at verbs
The complements of lexical verbs
Transitive verbs
Intransitive verbs
Ditransitive verbs
Intensive verbs
Complex transitive verbs
Prepositional verbs
Summary
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Adverbials and other matters
Adjunct adverbials (VP adverbials)
Levels of Verb Phrase
The mobility of adverbials
Phrasal verbs
Ellipsis
Sentence adverbials (S adverbials)
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
More on verbs: auxiliary VPs
Lexical and auxiliary verbs
Tense and time
The contrast between lexical and auxiliary verbs
Modal auxiliaries (MOD)
The perfect auxiliary - have (PERF)
The progressive auxiliary - be (PROG)
The passive auxiliary - be (PASS)
Where auxiliaries fit in the structure of VP
Auxiliary VPs and adverbials
Constructions that depend on auxiliaries
Passive sentences
Negative sentences and auxiliary do
Questions - fronting the tensed auxiliary
More on have and be
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises for Part I
Exercises for Part II
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises (Part I)
Further exercises (Part II)
The structure of Noun Phrases
Determiners
Pre-determiners
Pre-modifiers in NOM
Quantifying adjectives
Participle phrases (PartP)
Nouns
More on the structure of NOM
Post-modifiers
Prepositional Phrases
More on Adjective Phrases
Modification of pronouns
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Appendix: NOM and the pro-form one
Answers to exercise
Further exercise
Sentences within sentences
Complementisers: that and whether
The functions of that- and whether-clauses
Subject - and extraposed subject
Complement of V within VP
Complement of A within AP
Complement of N within NP
Complement of P within PP
Adverbial clauses
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Wh-clauses
Wh-questions
Subordinate wh-clauses
Subordinate wh-interrogative clauses
Relative clauses
Omission of the wh-phrase
That again
Restrictive vs. non-restrictive
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Questions and interrogatives
Relative clauses and other matters
Non-finite clauses
The form of non-finite clauses
The form of non-finite verbs
Ia. Bare infinitive verbs
Ib. To-infinitive verbs
IIa. Passive participle verbs
IIb. -ing participle verbs
Complementisers and non-finite clauses
C1: for and whether
C2: fronted wh-phrases
The functions of non-finite clauses
Subject and extraposed subject
Complement of A in AP
Complement of P in PP
Adverbial
Complement of N in NP
Modifier in NP
Complement of V
Discussion of in-text exercises
Exercises
Discussion of exercises
Further exercises
Languages, sentences and grammars
Languages
Describing languages
Describing infinite languages
Grammars
Grammars and sentence analysis
Further reading
Index

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