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Overview

Focusing on the descriptive facts of English, this volume provides a systematic introduction to English syntax for students with no prior knowledge of English grammar or syntactic analysis. English Syntax aims to help students appreciate the various sentence patterns available in the language, understand insights into core data of its syntax, develop analytic abilities to further explore the patterns of English, and learn precise ways of formalizing syntactic analysis for a variety of English data and major constructions such as agreement, raising and control, the auxiliary system, passive, wh- questions, relative clauses, extrapolation, and clefts.
 
 
 
 

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Meet the Author

Jong-Bok Kim is associate professor at the School of English at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Peter Sells is professor of linguistics at Stanford University.
 
 

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Table of Contents

1 Some Basic Properties of English Syntax 1

2 From Words to Major Phrase Types 11

3 Syntactic Forms, Grammatical Functions, and Semantic Roles 35

4 Head, Complements, and Modifiers 51

5 More on Subjects and Complements 77

6 Noun Phrases and Agreement 103

7 Raising and Control Constructions 131

8 Auxiliary Constructions 155

9 Passive Constructions 181

10 Wh-Questions 199

11 Relative Clause Constructions 229

12 Special Constructions 253

References 281

Index 291

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