9780415402552

A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles: Volume 7. Syntax

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    9780415402552

  • ISBN10:

    0415402557

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This book was first published in 1954.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviations and List of Books Quoted in Vols. II-VIIp. 1
Word-Classesp. 41
Introduction
Substantives
Adjectives
Verbs
Adverbs
Sentence-Structure and Word-Orderp. 53
Principles
Central Part of the Sentence
Front-Position of Object
Front-Position of Predicative
Preposition at the End
Anaphoric Repetition
Front-Position of Tertiary
Place of Tertiaries (apart from the cases dealt with above)
Tertiary between S and V
Time
Quantifier Tertiaries
Special Cases
Overlapping
Imperative
Infinitive
Participles
Place of the Object
Tertiaries with Verbs
Sentence-Structure. Concludedp. 107
Sentences with the Empty there
Front-Part Left Out
Middle Part Left Out
End Left Out
Inarticulate or Semi-Articulate Sentences
Personp. 125
Introduction
First Person
Second Person
Third Person
Indirect Speech
Person in Verbs
They + Numeral. Them as an Adjunct
It
A. Anaphoric it
B. Preparatory it
Cleft Sentences
D. Unspecified it
The Generic Person
Reflexive
Simple Pronouns in a Reflexive Sense
Reflexive Pronouns as Regimens of Prepositions
Reflexive Possessives
Non-Reflexive Use of Self-Pronouns
Sex and Genderp. 174
General Remarks
Substantives
Animals
Plants
Pronouns
Animate and Inanimate
Casep. 219
Introduction
Case in Pronouns
Extraposition
Apposition
Relative Attraction
Preposition and Conjunction
Notional Subject
Loosely Connected Nexus
Position
Before the Verb
After the Verb. Predicative
After the Verb
Subject
Case in Pronouns (Continued)p. 262
Phonetic Influences
Final remarks
Case in Nounsp. 281
Introduction
Use of the Common Case
Common Case as Tertiary
Tertiaries of Measure
Tertiaries of Time
Tertiaries of Space
Tertiaries of Manner
Pairs of Words
First thing
"Sixpence an ounce"
Case (Continued)p. 306
Possessive, Genitive, and Use of Of. Possessive of Third Person Plural
Possessive of it
My, thy: mine, thine, etc.
Use of the Genitive and of Possessive Pronouns
Genitives as Primaries
Other Employments of Of
Partitive
Specializing
Appositional of
Comparisonp. 342
Form
Orthographical Changes
Introduction to Classification
Monosyllables
More than One Syllable
Sibilants, etc.
Adverbs
Group Comparatives, etc.
Regular instead of Irregular Comparison
Comparatives from Prepositions, and Superlatives in most
Comparison (Continued)p. 367
Double Comparison
Parallel Increase
Change of Vowel, etc.
Meaning
Gradual Increase
Latent Comparatives
The Three Degrees
A Very High Degree
Latin Comparatives and Superlatives
Strengthening
Determination and Indetermination (The Articles)p. 403
Introduction
Forms of the Articles
Border Cases
Prosiopesis
Headlinese
Syntax
Stages of Familiarity
Stage I. Complete Unfamiliarity (or Ignorance). The Indefinite Article
Meaning of Substantives with the Indefinite Article. A in Book-Titles
Other Uses of A
Distributive
The Indefinitive Article before Words Generally Used as Proper Names
Indefinite Article with Quantifiers
Cardinals
Unification
Mass-Words
Shades of Meaning of Mass-Words with the Zero Article
Plurals
Names of Languages
Zero with Substantives in Certain Grammatical Functions
Object with Zero
Zero with Predicatives
Zero in Prepositional Phrases
Zero in Enumerations and Pairs of Words
Conflict between Articles
Articles before Junctionsp. 471
Various Junctions
Superlatives and Ordinals as Secondaries
Stage Two. The Definite Articlep. 479
Contextual and Situational Basis
Typical the
Generic Use of the
Distributive Use
Familiar the
The in Exclamations
The before Comparatives
Articles before Superlatives and Ordinals
Adjectives as Primaries
All
Both
The Which, etc.
Stage Three. Zerop. 529
Address
Familiar Persons
Legal Terms, etc.
Meals
Institutions
Town, bed
Names of Periods and Dates
Proper Namesp. 544
Introduction
Personal Names
Place-Names
River-Names
Oceans, Seas, Channels, Straits, and Lakes
Countries, etc.
Islands
Mountains and Mountain Ranges
Towns
Parks
Streets and Roads
Buildings
Books, Newspapers, and Periodicals
Typical and Honorific The before Personal Names
Titles and Other Common Names Connected with Personal Names
Personification
Adjectives before Proper Names
Quasi-Proper Names
Quantifiersp. 580
Introduction
Numerals
Foreign Numerals
Uncertainty of Number
Ordinals, Fractions
Distributive Use of Numerals
'Nothing'
Once, Twice, Thrice
Pronouns of Totality
Adjectives
Survey of Pronominal Quantifiers
Moodp. 623
Introduction
Indicative and Subjunctive
Form
Conditional Clauses
Temporal Clauses
Wishes
Intention or Purpose
Content-Clauses
Concessive Clauses
Indirect Speech
Indirect Questions
Indefinite Relative Clauses
Imaginative were
Technical Termsp. 648
General Indexp. 664
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