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 principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior ...

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

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, ...

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108839549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Sentence Structure

Write out the first sentence (not the title) from each text, and draw a tree structure for it. Now do the same with another three texts of the same kind. Do you see any patterns of difference emerging? 2 Choose an English sentence ...

Author: Nigel Fabb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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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.

A Functional Analysis of Present Day English on a General Linguistic Basis

MEANS OF COMPLEX CONDENSATION a ) General remarks Having treated the most important elements of the English sentence ( the subject , predicate , object , attribute , adverbial ) we shall now consider some points concerning the structure ...

Author: Vilém Mathesius

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9027930775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Sentence Structure

Based on a problem-solving approach, this updated second edition (part of the Language Workbooksseries) promotes theoretical and practical skills in undergraduate and A-Level students through exercises, projects and language comparisons.

Author: Nigel Fabb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415341813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Based on a problem-solving approach to language, this new edition has been thoroughly revised to offer numerous exercises that focus on: introducing the evidence for sentence structure; teaching the reader how to identify word classes; & using simple tree structures to analyse sentences.