Syntactic Phenomena of English

Syntactic Phenomena of English

by James D. McCawley
     
 

This second edition of James D. McCawley's classic textbook offers in one volume a complete course in the syntactic structure of English. New to this edition are sections on appositive constructions, parasitic gaps, contrastive negation, and comparative conditional sentences, as well as expanded coverage of cleft sentences and free relatives. The presentation is… See more details below

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This second edition of James D. McCawley's classic textbook offers in one volume a complete course in the syntactic structure of English. New to this edition are sections on appositive constructions, parasitic gaps, contrastive negation, and comparative conditional sentences, as well as expanded coverage of cleft sentences and free relatives. The presentation is coherent, comprehensive, and systematically organized, beginning with an overview of McCawley's approach to syntactic analysis and progressing through the major constructions and processes of English grammar. No prior special knowledge of syntax is presupposed, and the number and variety of exercises after each chapter have been increased.

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Volume 2 carries ISBN 0-226-55626-3. The set was originally announced as a single-volume work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226556260
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Series:
Syntactic Phenomena of English, Vol. 2 Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.95(d)

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