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Beginning Syntax

Beginning Syntax - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631188261

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ISBN13: 978-0631188261
ISBN10: 0631188266
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Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1993
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Beginning Syntax - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631188261

Linda Thomas

ISBN13: 978-0631188261
ISBN10: 0631188266
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

This is an elementary introduction to syntactic analysis. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject whatsoever, it is intended for students who are encountering such analysis for the first time. For those embarking on a longer term study of syntax, this will be a valuable and quickly assimilated foundation course. For students who will need to use syntax as a basic descriptive tool - such as trainee teachers, speech therapists or students of literacy style - the book provides a framework for their analysis and practice in its use.

The book begins by looking at the use of generalizations in describing sentence structure and the basis for word categories. It then moves through increasingly more complex constructions giving students plenty of opportunity by way of practical exercises to understand the basis of each analysis before moving further. The aim of the book is not to explore complex issues of argumentation. Its emphasis is on practical "hands on" analysis.

Author Bio

Thomas, Linda : University of Surrey

Linda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in English Language, Roehampton Institute, London.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.
List of Abbreviations.


1. Tools for Analysis.
2. More on Categories.
3. The Verb Phrase.
4. The Verb Group.
5. The Noun Phrase.
6. Subordination and Coordination.


Summary of All Rules.
Answers to Exercises.
Further Reading.

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