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Analyzing English Grammar

Analyzing English Grammar - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321182715

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ISBN13: 978-0321182715
ISBN10: 0321182715
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Analyzing English Grammar - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321182715

Thomas P. Klammer, Muriel R. Schulz and Angela Della Volpe

ISBN13: 978-0321182715
ISBN10: 0321182715
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No

This advanced grammar text encourages students 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 students in learning about the structure of the English language, this textbook provides students with sound pedagogical grammar instruction while drawing upon traditional, structural, and transformational grammatical theory. Unlike similar texts, Analyzing English Grammar speaks directly to students 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.

Features :

  • Shows students how to move from clear, prototypical cases toward critical analysis of the more complex and borderline ambiguous grammar examples that characterize actual language.
  • "What's the Usage" sections, found throughout the text, immediately apply grammatical concepts to practical writing problems.
  • Teaches the use of phrase marker tree diagrams (adapted from transformational grammar) and traditional Reed-Kellogg diagrams as alternative tools for analyzing sentence structure graphically.
  • An extensive Instructor's Manual includes an exercise answer key, teaching suggestions, reproducible quizzes, teaching aids, and suggested study plans.
  • Extensive discussion of language acquisition, particularly second language acquisition, addresses this increasingly important concern for secondary school teachers in both urban and rural areas.
  • Includes examples of American regional and social dialects with references to Hispanic and Vietnamese influences to show how English is adapted in various groups.

New To This Edition :

  • Chapter goals at the beginning of each chapter help students focus on essential concepts. Review exercises at the end of each chapter focus on these goals.
  • New examples apply grammar to everyday experiences to pique students' interest and demonstrate the relevancy of studying grammar, e.g., examples of headlines help illustrate syntactic ambiguity.
  • The exercises throughout have been revamped into a clear and concise style and are now arranged in an order of increasing complexity.
  • Additional exercises in key chapters provoke critical thought instead of simple memorization.

Author Bio

Klammer, Thomas P. : California State University, Fullerton

Schulz, Muriel R. : California State University, Fullerton

Volpe, Angela Della : California State University, Fullerton

Table of Contents

Chapters conclude with "Summary," "Review Exercises," "Key Terms,"and "Endnotes"


1. Introduction

What Is Grammar?
Grammar versus Usage
Descriptive Grammars
Grammatical Prototypes
Learning About Grammar
Aids to Learning About Language
Suggestions for Reading This Book

2. Varieties of English

Regional Dialects
Social Dialects
Standard American English
Second Language Acquisition
English in an International Context

3. The Morphology of English

Inflectional Morphemes
Functional Shift
Derivational Morphemes
Form Classes and Structure Classes

4. Form-Class Words

Form and Function
Subclasses and Features
Analyzing Form and Function

5. Structure-Class Words

Structure-Class versus Form-Class Words

6. Phrases

Subjects and Predicates
Form and Function
Recognizing Phrase Types
The Main Verb Phrase

7. Five Basic Sentence Types

Binary Structure
Type I - The Intransitive Type
Types II, III, and IV - Linking (Copular) Types
Type V - The Transitive Type

8. Basic Sentence Transformations

The Indirect Object Transformation
The Passive Transformation
Other Transformations
Negative Sentences
Interrogative Sentences
Imperative Sentences

9. Finite Verb Clauses, Part I: Adverbial and Adjectival Clauses

Sentence Varieties
Subordinate Clauses
Relative Clauses

10. Finite Verb Clauses, Part II: Nominal Clauses

That Clauses
Interrogative Clauses
Rhetorical Problems in Using Dependent Clauses

11. Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part I: Infinitive Phrases

Infinitive Phrases
Functions of Infinitive Phrases
Differences Between Infinitives and Prepositional Phrases
Peripheral Case - Ought to

12. Nonfinite Verb Phrases, Part II: Participle and Gerund Phrases

Present-Participle Phrases
Past-Participle Phrases
Nominative Absolutes
Appendix: The Sounds of American English
Consonants of English
Vowels of English
American Pronunciation
Pronunciation and Spelling
Sound Changes
Qualifying Questions
Do your students need to master grammatical theory in order to teach students in grades K-12?
Do you want to cover phrase marker tree diagrams as well as Reed-Kellogg diagrams?
Do you want a text that emphasizes critical analysis over memorization?
Do you want coverage of second language acquisition and discussions of American regional and social dialects?

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