A Student's Introduction to English Grammar / Edition 1

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar / Edition 1

by Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521612888

ISBN-13: 9780521612883

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521612883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
552,636
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A rapid overview; 3. Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood; 4. Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts; 5. Nouns and noun phrases; 6. Adjectives and adverbs; 7. Prepositions and preposition phrases; 8. Negation and related phenomena; 9. Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing; 10. Subordination and content clauses; 11. Relative clauses; 12. Grade and comparison; 13. Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs; 14. Coordination and more; 15. Information packaging in the clause; 16. Morphology: words and lexemes; Further reading; Glossary; Index.

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