An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

This new edition of Andrew Radford's outstanding resource for students is a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, written by a globally-renowned expert in the field.

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108865074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This new edition of Andrew Radford's outstanding resource for students is a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, written by a globally-renowned expert in the field. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Radford outlines key concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. Each chapter contains core modules focusing on a specific topic, a summary recapitulating the main points of the chapter, and a bibliographical section providing references to original source material. This edition has been extensively updated, with new analyses, exercise materials, references and a brand-new chapter on adjuncts. Students will benefit from the online workbook, which contains a vast amount of exercise material for each module, including self-study materials and a student answerbook for these. Teachers will value the extensive PowerPoints outlining module contents and the comprehensive teacher answerbook, which covers all workbook and PowerPoint exercises.

Discovering Grammar

This textbook for college courses in advanced grammar, structures of English, English syntax, and introduction to English language is written for the general student.

Author: Anne C. Lobeck

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195129849

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

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This textbook for college courses in advanced grammar, structures of English, English syntax, and introduction to English language is written for the general student.

English Sentence Structure

Diagrams are presented to visually illustrate how sentences are constructed from words and modules. After reading this book you should understand the basics of English sentence construction and how thinking in modules makes English easier.

Author: Christopher Panaretos

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ISBN: 9798642302507

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Page: 38

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~ Welcome to English Sentence Structure ~ This short 40 page booklet briefly describes the hierarchical assembly of English, starting with the alphabet and ending with sentences. Special focus is given to understanding 'modules,' which are groups of words that work together. Diagrams are presented to visually illustrate how sentences are constructed from words and modules. After reading this book you should understand the basics of English sentence construction and how thinking in modules makes English easier.

Sentence Structure

The second edition of Sentence Structure has been revised and updated throughout and includes new material on tense, aspect, modality and the verb phrase, whilst the order of topics has been rearranged to improve clarity.

Author: Nigel Fabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134885534

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Sentence Structure: introduces the evidence for sentence structure and reveals its purpose is based on a problem-solving approach to language teaches the reader how to identify word classes, such as noun, preposition and demonstrative uses simple tree structures to analyse sentences contains numerous exercises to encourage practical skills of sentence analysis includes a database and exercises that compare the structure of English with other languages. The second edition of Sentence Structure has been revised and updated throughout and includes new material on tense, aspect, modality and the verb phrase, whilst the order of topics has been rearranged to improve clarity.

Listening Dictation

A series of 32 lessons in listening, writing and grammar.

Author: Joan Morley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 0472086677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 138

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A series of 32 lessons in listening, writing and grammar.

Understanding Sentence Structure

A straightforward guide to understanding English grammar This book is for people who have never thought about syntax, and who don't know anything about grammar, but who want to learn.

Author: Christina Tortora

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118659748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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A straightforward guide to understanding English grammar This book is for people who have never thought about syntax, and who don't know anything about grammar, but who want to learn. Assuming a blank slate on the part of the reader, the book treats English grammar as a product of the speaker's mind, and builds up student skills by exploring phrases and sentences with more and more complexity, as the chapters proceed. This practical guide excites and empowers readers by guiding them step by step through each chapter with intermittent exercises. In order to capitalize on the reader's confidence as a personal authority on English, Understanding Sentence Structure assumes an inclusive definition of English, taking dialect variation and structures common amongst millions of English speakers to be a fact of natural language. Situates grammar as part of what the student already unconsciously knows Presupposes no prior instruction, not even in prescriptive grammar Begins analyzing sentences immediately, with the “big picture” (sentences have structure, structure can be ambiguous) and moves through levels of complexity, tapping into students’ tacit knowledge of sentence structure Includes exercise boxes for in-chapter practicing of skills, side notes that offer further tips/encouragement on topics being discussed, and new terms defined immediately and helpfully in term boxes Applies decades of findings in syntactic theory and cognitive science, with an eye towards making English grammar accessible to school teachers and beginning students alike Understanding Sentence Structure: An Introduction to English Syntax is an ideal book for undergraduates studying modern English grammar and for instructors teaching introductory courses in English grammar, syntax, and sentence structure.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure International Student Edition

English. Sentence. Structure. This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic ...

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521157308

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This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. This is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Analysing English Sentences (also published by Cambridge University Press), and will be welcomed as a handy introduction to current syntactic theory.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

It focuses on the representational function of language, encouraging students to use their knowledge of the way the world works in order to understand how language works.

Author: Jon Jonz

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 1845531469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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An Introduction to English Sentence Structure puts the study of English sentences into the meaningful perspective provided by the broad essentials of functionalism. The book starts from the premise that the structure of language reflects the structure of events in everyday experience. By contrast, grammars that are more structural in nature often begin with gross facts about language structure, such as the observation that clauses can be divided into subjects and predicates. The book's premise reflects the fundamental Hallidayan principle that language simultaneously codes for three dimensions of structure: clause as representation, clause as exchange, and clause as message. This approach has the effect of situating the study of language in the student's familiar world of ideas, relationships, and discourses. The book blends insights from three prominent modern schools of grammatical thought (functionalism, structuralism, and generativism) using functionalism as the philosophical and organizational motif. The book focuses on the representational function of language, encouraging students to use their knowledge of the way the world works in order to understand how language works. The approach taken is hybrid: It assumes that form matters, and in this sense it is structural. It also assumes that forms follows function, and in this sense it is functional. As its subtitle suggests, the book is concerned with the argument structure of clauses, the boundary markers of clause combinations, and the syntactic and experiential resources that permit language users to supply the content of empty categories, which are the missing elements.

English Sentence Formation Book

The author has tried to bestow the maximum numbers of examples in the book. The sentences (examples) used in the book are provided, keeping in mind that the instances ought to be practical and can be used in daily life also.

Author: Shakti Ranbir Singh

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ISBN: 9798655137295

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Page: 440

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It is an immense sense of exceptional achievement in writing this book for the interest of the students and working professionals to peruse basic to advance English Grammar. The author has exerted himself to provide you an easy to understand the book. The author of the book always pins his faith in persistently working to create easier book editions.A fresh and distinctive approach to write this book has been adopted to bring forth English Grammar topics like Sentence Structure Rule, Conditional sentence, Gerund, Mood in Grammar and Synthesis of sentences all these important topics have been explained in a very simple way so that every student can understand the topics effortlessly. The author has tried to bestow the maximum numbers of examples in the book. The sentences (examples) used in the book are provided, keeping in mind that the instances ought to be practical and can be used in daily life also. The author has written the examples with his practical experience during his life journey.The author does not claim any originality about the topic-matter but the innovative, systematic, and articulate style adopted in the presentation of the theme is exclusive original.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

Introduction. to. English. Sentence. Structure. Second Edition This new edition of Andrew Radford's outstanding resource for students is a step-by-step, ...

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108839549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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A readable introduction to English syntax and syntactic theory, argumentation and description, suitable for students with little prior knowledge.

Introducing English Syntax

This book requires no previous knowledge of linguistics and is essential reading for students and teachers of applied linguistics and EFL/ESL, as well as those who seek a basic grounding in English sentence structure.

Author: Peter Fenn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351373500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Introducing English Syntax provides a basic introduction to syntax for students studying English as a foreign language at university. Examining English phrase and sentence structure from a descriptive point of view, this book develops the reader’s understanding of the characteristic features of English sentence construction and provides the necessary theoretical apparatus for engaging with the language. Key features include: A unique framework combining theoretical and practical approaches to provide an insight into the intricacies of English syntax; An accessible and clear style which guides the learner through analysis, application and practical construction of sentences; A range of exercises at the end of each chapter and a brand new e-resource housing answers and commentaries to these exercises. This book requires no previous knowledge of linguistics and is essential reading for students and teachers of applied linguistics and EFL/ESL, as well as those who seek a basic grounding in English sentence structure.

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ISBN: OCLC:816235034

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English Sentence Formation And The Basics

English grammar can not be easier than ever before with the help of this book! In this book, you will discover the way to recognise sentence patterns - an indispensable requirement when it comes to advancing in your studies.

Author: Louis Audas

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ISBN: 9798714137211

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Page: 272

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English grammar can not be easier than ever before with the help of this book! In this book, you will discover the way to recognise sentence patterns - an indispensable requirement when it comes to advancing in your studies. Basic sentence structure is also dealt with in the book. Learn how to form longer sentences correctly. The book also includes plenty of grammar exercises for those of you who like to freshen up on grammar. Practice makes perfect!

Modern English Sentence Structure

For both sentences : Tense – → ( 1 ) The whole verb in each sentence is in the ( 2 ) ... The simple tenses in English ( a ) have an auxiliary verb .

Author: Syrell Rogovin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026956576

Category: English language

Page: 464

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Analysing Sentences

In this fourth edition, Analysing Sentences has been thoroughly revised and now features a brand new companion website with additional activities and exercises for students and an answer book for the in-text exercises for professors.

Author: Noel Burton-Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317293835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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This highly successful text has long been considered the standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. It covers key concepts such as constituency, category and functions, and also utilises tree diagrams throughout to help the reader visualise the structure of sentences. In this fourth edition, Analysing Sentences has been thoroughly revised and now features a brand new companion website with additional activities and exercises for students and an answer book for the in-text exercises for professors. The extra activities on the website give students practice in identifying syntactic phenomena in running text and will help to deepen understanding of this topic. Accessible and clear, this book is the perfect textbook for readers coming to this topic for the first time. Featuring many in-text, end-of-chapter and Further Exercises, it is suitable for self-directed study as well as for use as core reading on courses.