Understanding Syntax / Edition 2
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Understanding Syntax / Edition 2

by Maggie Tallerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340810327

ISBN-13: 9780340810323

Pub. Date: 09/22/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book discusses and illustrates all of the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. While drawing initial illustrations primarily from English, the book presents extensive additional materiaL from several dozen other

Overview

This text provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book discusses and illustrates all of the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. While drawing initial illustrations primarily from English, the book presents extensive additional materiaL from several dozen other languages. Written in an accessible style with many examples and interactive exercises, this book is the perfect choice for anyone approaching this subject for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340810323
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/22/2005
Series:
Understanding Language Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Note to the instructor

Note to the student

List of abbreviations used in examples

List of tables

List of figures

1 What is syntax

2 Words belong to different classes

3 Looking inside sentences

4 Heads and their dependents

5 How do we identify constituents?

6 Relationships within the clause

7 Processes that change grammatical relations

8 Wh-constructions: questions and relative clauses

9 Asking questions about syntax

Sources of data used in examples

Glossary

References

Language index

Subject index

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