Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, 09‏/12‏/2010 - 433 من الصفحات
Language is primarily a tool for communication, yet many textbooks still treat English grammar as simply a set of rules and facts to be memorised by rote. This new textbook is made for students who are frustrated with this approach and would like instead to understand grammar and how it works. Why are there two future tenses in English? What are auxiliaries and why are they so confusing? Why are English motion verbs hard to use? Why are determiners so important in English? These and many other frequently asked questions are answered in this handy guide. Student learning is supported with numerous exercises, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. An accompanying website offers further resources, including additional classroom exercises and a chance to interact with the author. It is the essential grammar toolkit for students of English language and linguistics and future teachers of English as a Second Language.
 

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Introduction
1
1 History
21
2 Typology
36
3 The lexicon
57
4 Morphology the shapes of words
81
5 Participant reference
106
6 Actions states and processes
134
7 Basic concepts in English syntax
160
11 Auxiliaries and the black hole of English syntax
253
12 Time and reality
279
13 Voice and valence
302
14 Clause combining
328
15 Pragmatic grounding and pragmatically marked constructions
358
Glossary
383
Endnotes
403
References
412

8 Advanced concepts in English syntax
186
9 Complementation
205
10 Modification
228

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Thomas E. Payne is a Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon.

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