Introduces the evidence for sentence structure and reveals its purpose. This book is based on a problem-solving approach to language, and teaches the reader how to identify word classes, such as noun, preposition and demonstrative. It uses tree structures to analyse sentences, and contains many exercises to encourage skills of sentence analysis.
introduces the evidence for sentence structure and reveals its purpose
is based on a problem-solving approach to language
teaches the reader how to identify word classes, such as noun, preposition and demonstrative
uses simple tree structures to analyse sentences
contains numerous exercises to encourage practical skills of sentence analysis
includes a database and exercises that compare the structure of English with other languages.
The second edition of Sentence Structure has been revised and updated throughout and includes new material on tense, aspect, modality and the verb phrase, whilst the order of topics has been rearranged to improve clarity.
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Nigel Fabb is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include A Grammar of Ma'di (with Mairi Blackings, 2003) and Language and Literary Structure (2002).
Table of Contents
Using This Book. Acknowledgements. Dedication. Abbreviations. 1. Phrases 2. Word Class and Phrase Class: The noun phrase 3. More Classes of Phrase: Adjective phrase, adverb phrase and preposition phrase 4. The Verb, the Verb Phrase and the Auxiliaries 5. The Simple Sentence and its Tree Structure 6. Noun Phrases 7. Root Sentence and Subordinate Clauses 8. Meaning and Form. Further Reading. Projects. Sentences From Other Languages. The Main Word Classes Found in English. Suggested Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.
Sentence Structure by Nigel Fabb
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