Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Understanding English Grammar presents the essentials of English structure in a way that should be comprehensible to students who have had little or no opportunity to study the language. It does so within a framework derived from modern linguistic theory. Students, however. require no previous knowledge of linguistics. Through use of this book, students will gain an understanding of what is involved in the scholarly study of language and , while doing so, acquire an extensive knowledge of English Grammar.

Considerable attention has been devoted to matters of presentation in the text, there are numerous exercises at the end of each chapter with suitable example answers provided, and a final indexed glossary is included as a further study aid.

Understanding English Grammar is supported by an instructor's manual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631196426
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Wardhaugh is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Preliminaries 1
2 Word Classes
3 Constituents and Phrases 33
4 Basic Clauses 74
5 Coordination and Embedding 102
6 Clausal Variation 123
7 Underlying Relationships 141
8 Rules and Principles 165
9 Sounds and Systems 185
10 Phonetic Realization 204
11 Word Formation 217
12 Words and Sounds 240
13 Sounds in Context 254
14 Further Reading 265
Indexed Glossary 267
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