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Introduction to the Grammar of English : Syntactic arguments and socio-historical background - 02 edition

by Elly van Gelderen

Introduction to the Grammar of English : Syntactic arguments and socio-historical background (ISBN10: 1588111571; ISBN13: 9781588111579)
ISBN13: 978-1588111579
ISBN10: 1588111571

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1588112002
ISBN10: 1588112004

Summary: This Introduction provides a lively and clearly written textbook. It introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which inspires the reader to use linguistic arguments. The style of the book is engaging and examples from poetry, jokes, and puns illustrate grammatical concepts.The focus is on syntactic analysis and evidence. However, special topic sections contribute sociolinguistic and historical reasons behind prescriptive rules such as the bans on split infinit ...show moreives, dangling participles, and preposition stranding.The book is structured for a semester-long course. It provides exercises, keys to those exercises, and sample exams. It also includes a comprehensive glossary and suggestions for further reading. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: John Benjamins, North America
Year Published: 2002
International: No



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