Understanding Syntax / Edition 2
  • Understanding Syntax / Edition 2
  • Understanding Syntax / Edition 2

Understanding Syntax / Edition 2

by Maggie Tallerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340810327

ISBN-13: 9780340810323

Pub. Date: 09/22/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding Syntax provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics whatever, the book presents all the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. Starting with the basics, it explains why we need to look at languages other than English, and guidance is given as to how to make…  See more details below

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Understanding Syntax provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics whatever, the book presents all the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. Starting with the basics, it explains why we need to look at languages other than English, and guidance is given as to how to make use of examples from other languages. Chapter by chapter, the central concepts are introduced, looking first at word classes such as 'noun' and 'verb' and grammatical categories such as 'finiteness' and 'case', then moving on to simple sentences and subordination, head words and their dependents, and constituent structure.

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

1What is syntax?1
2Words belong to different classes29
3Looking inside sentences68
4Head words and phrases95
5How do we identify constituents?123
6Relationships within the clause155
7Processes that change grammatical relations188
8Wh-constructions : questions and relative clauses217
9Conclusion241

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