A Student's Introduction to English Grammar / Edition 1

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar / Edition 1

by Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum
     
 

This undergraduate textbook is based on the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, and holds to that text's recommendations for a descriptive, rather than prescriptive, manual that includes informal as well as formal standard English. Although Huddleston (linguistics, U. of Queensland) and Pullum (linguistics, U. of California, Santa… See more details below

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This undergraduate textbook is based on the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, and holds to that text's recommendations for a descriptive, rather than prescriptive, manual that includes informal as well as formal standard English. Although Huddleston (linguistics, U. of Queensland) and Pullum (linguistics, U. of California, Santa Cruz) explain why some traditional views of English grammar are no longer tenable, they consistently use standard terminology throughout the text. Each chapter provides many examples and exercises to facilitate comprehension. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521612883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
140,029
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2A rapid overview11
3Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood29
4Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts63
5Nouns and noun phrases82
6Adjectives and adverbs112
7Prepositions and preposition phrases127
8Negation and related phenomena149
9Clause type : asking, exclaiming, and directing159
10Subordination and content clauses174
11Relative clauses183
12Grade and comparison195
13Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs204
14Coordination and more225
15Information packaging in the clause238
16Morphology : words and lexemes264

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