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A Student's Introduction to English Grammar,9780521612883

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/14/2005
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press

Summary

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The text is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English, not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education.

Table of Contents

Notational conventions vi
Preface vii
Introduction
1(10)
A rapid overview
11(18)
Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood
29(34)
Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts
63(19)
Nouns and noun phrases
82(30)
Adjectives and adverbs
112(15)
Prepositions and preposition phrases
127(22)
Negation and related phenomena
149(10)
Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing
159(15)
Subordination and content clauses
174(9)
Relative clauses
183(12)
Grade and comparison
195(9)
Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs
204(21)
Coordination and more
225(13)
Information packaging in the clause
238(26)
Morphology: words and lexemes
264(27)
Further reading 291(4)
Glossary 295(14)
Index 309

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