Understanding Syntax

Understanding Syntax

by Maggie Tallerman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415746991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/29/2014
Series: Understanding Language Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maggie Tallerman is Professor of Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK.

Table of Contents


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



Language index

Subject index

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'Tallerman's strongly comparative approach to introducing the basic concepts of syntax has materialised in a very readable and interesting book...Understanding Syntax is an absolute pleasure to read, thanks to its casual, down-to-earth style. It is user-friendly and accessible, and takes its readers seriously'

Glot International

'Tallerman's Understanding Syntax, now in its third, revised, expanded and improved edition, is ...a very accessible, step-by-step introduction to the scientific study of syntax, which not only presents the major concepts and categories associated with this branch of linguistics but also addresses some more advanced issues...'
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