9780205685943

Analyzing English Grammar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205685943

  • ISBN10:

    0205685943

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/22/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This advanced grammar text encourages the reader to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories as it prepares them to become K-12 English teachers. Designed to support and assist in learning about the structure of the English language, this textbook provides sound pedagogical grammar instruction while drawing upon traditional, structural, and transformational grammatical theory. Unlike similar texts,Analyzing English Grammarspeaks directly to the reader by providing clear explanations. It then challenges them to be conscious of their own learning processes by incorporating a variety of strategies that extend beyond memorization and into critical thinking and analysis.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
What Is Grammar?
Grammar Versus Usage
Descriptive Grammars
Grammatical Prototypes
Learning About Grammar
Aids to Learning About Language
Diagramming
IC Analysis
Phrase Structure Trees
Suggestions for Reading This Book
Key Terms
Endnotes
Varieties of English
Regional Dialects
Social Dialects
Standard American English
Styles
Second Language Acquisition
English in an International Context
Summary
Key Terms
Endnotes
The Morphology of English
Morphemes
Allomorphs
Inflectional Morphemes
Noun Inflections
Verb Inflections
Adjective and Adverb Inflections
Functional Shift
Derivational Morphemes
Form Classes and Structure Classes
A Word About Words Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Form-Class Words
Form and function
Forms with Overlapping Functions
Nouns
Prototypes and Peripheral
Subclasses and Features
Noun Subclasses
Verbs
Verb Subclasses
Adjectives
Adjective Subclasses
Adverbs
Adverb Subclasses
Analyzing Form and function
Comments and Suggestions
Summary
Review Exercises
Key Terms
Endnotes
Structure-Class Words
Structure-Class versus Form-Class Words
Determiners
Diagrams and Trees
Auxiliaries
Moda
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