Summary: This introduction to basic sentence structure encourages readers to explore grammar through critical thinking and analysis of a variety of different texts including excerpts from poetry, novels, television, movies, and more. Part One provides an overview of different definitions of and approaches to grammar, outlining the approach to descriptive grammar taken in the text. Part Two introduces each syntactic category and highlights the basic division between lexical an
d grammatical categories. Part Three focuses on the structure of sentences. The book incorporates several types of exercises including ''discovery problems,'' text analysis, and language diversity exercises.
Summary: This introduction to basic sentence structure encourages readers to explore grammar through critical thinking and analysis of a variety of different texts including excerpts from poetry, novels, television, movies, and more. Part One provides an overview of different definitions of and approaches to grammar, outlining the approach to descriptive grammar taken in the text. Part Two introduces each syntactic category and highlights the basic division between lexical and grammatical categories. Part Three focuses on the structure of sentences. The book incorporates several types of exercises including ''discovery problems,'' text analysis, and language diversity exercises. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 02/17/2000 International: No
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Lobeck, Anne : Western Washington University
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Each chapter opens with an Introduction and closes with a Summary, Discovery Problems, Text Analysis, Language Diversity Exercises, Chapter Review Terms, and Chapter Review Exercises Preface Acknowledgments
PART I: THE GRAMMATICAL SYSTEM 1. Grammar and Our Knowledge of Language
The Components of Grammar Descriptive and Prescriptive Grammar Standard English The Approach to Grammar in This Book
2. Some Syntactic Fundamentals: Categories and Phrases
Syntactic Categories Grammatical and Lexical Categories Phrase Structure
3. Evidence for Phrases: Movement, Pronominalization, and Coordination
Movement Pronominalization Coordination
PART II: CATEGORIES 4. Nouns
Semantic Classes of Nouns The Morphology of Nouns The Syntax of the Noun Phrase Categories that Introduce Nouns: Determiners, Numerals and Quantifiers
5. The Forms and Meanings of Verbs
The Semantics of Verbs The Morphology of Verbs Semantic Tense and Aspect Future Tense and Modals Infinitives Grammatical Verbs: Auxiliaries and Modals
6. The Syntax of the Verb Phrase
A Phrase Structure Rule for Verb Phrase Negation and Do-Insertion Not Contraction Subject-Auxiliary Inversion and Tag The Grammatical Category Auxiliary
7. Adjectives and Adjective Phrases
The Semantics of Adjectives The Morphology of Adjectives Categories That Introduce Adjectives: Degree Words The Syntax of the Adjective Phrase Adjective Phrase Positions
8. Adverbs and Adverb Phrases
Semantic Classes of Adverbs The Morphology of Adverbs Categories That Introduce Adverbs: Degree Words Adverb Phrase Positions
The Semantics of Prepositions The Morphology of Prepositions Categories That Introduce Prepositions Prepositions: A Grammatical or Lexical Category? The Phrase Structure of Prespositional Phrases Intransitive Prepositions: Particles More Prepositional Phrases
PART III: GRAMMATICAL FUNCTIONS 10. The Sentence: Clause Structure, Subordination, and Coordination
The Structure of the Clause: NP and VP Independent and Subordinate Clauses Types of Subordinate Clauses
Subcategorization Complements of Verbs Complements of Other Lexical Categories
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