An Introduction to English Syntax: Second Edition / Edition 2

An Introduction to English Syntax: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Jim Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748633618

ISBN-13: 9780748633616

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS EDITION: 'A slim and useful student textbook for English Syntax. Although most of the examples are from English, the book introduces general concepts which provide the necessary tools for a basic syntactic analysis of any language. The book concentrates on topics that will remain useful to the student who does not go on to study linguistics

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REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS EDITION: 'A slim and useful student textbook for English Syntax. Although most of the examples are from English, the book introduces general concepts which provide the necessary tools for a basic syntactic analysis of any language. The book concentrates on topics that will remain useful to the student who does not go on to study linguistics but, say, literature or EFL teaching.' - The Year's Work in English StudiesIn this revised and fully updated new edition of his popular textbook, Jim Miller discusses the central concepts of syntax which are applied in a wide range of university courses, in business communication, in teaching and in speech therapy. The book deals with concepts which are central to traditional grammar but have been greatly refined over the past forty years: parts of speech and how to recognise them, constructions and their interrelationships, subordinate clauses and how to recognise the different types, subjects and objects, Agents and Patients and other roles

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748633616
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Words, sentences and dictionaries4
3A word and its parts: roots, affixes and their shapes16
4A word and its forms: inflection28
5A word and its relatives: derivation44
6Compound words, blends and phrasal words59
7A word and its structure71
8Productivity85
9The historical sources of English word formation100
10Conclusion: words in English and in languages generally114
Discussion of the exercises120
Glossary141
References148
Index150

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