English Words and Sentences: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links.

Table of Contents

Language and this book
Word classes
Derivational morphology
Inflectional morphology
Phrase structure 1
Phrase structure 2
Functional analysis
Coordination and subordination
Clause types
Syntactic Hokey C/Pokey: more on clause types
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