A University Course in English Grammar

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 652 pages
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This comprehensive descriptive grammar is a complete course for first degree and postgraduate students of English as a Foreign Language. It is also suitable as background reading for course for literature and discourse studies, since grammatical usage is illustrated with authentic texts, many of them from literary sources.
Originally published by Prentice Hall in 1992, this text is now readily available world-wide from Routledge.
Key features include:
*chapters divided into modules of class-length material
*literary and other authentic texts to illustrate points of grammar
*clear chapter and module summaries enable efficient teacher preparation and student revision
*tasks for individual study at the end of each chapter
*answer key to tasks and comprehensive index.
 

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Contents

Basic concepts
1
Subject and Predicator
31
Direct lndirect and Prepositional Objects
41
Subject Object and Predicator Complements
49
Adjunct Disjunct and Conjunct
58
Experiences expressed as situation types
110
Expressing processes of doing and causing 14
114
containing a Subject which acts or is acted upon
121
Syntactic strategies in assigning focus
247
Tasks
264
The clause complex
273
Clause combining
274
Types of relationship between clauses
279
Elaborating the message
282
Extending the message
287
Enhancing the message
290

Expressing what we perceive think and feel
125
Expressing processes of being and becoming
131
Expressing processes of saying and existing
136
Expressing the attendant circumstances
140
Range and lnstrument
144
grammatical metaphor
147
Tasks
154
Mood structures of the clause
163
Syntactic moods and illocutionary acts
164
Assertion and nonassertion
173
Negative declarative clauses and illocutionary acts
179
lnterrogative clauses and illocutionary acts
185
lmperative clauses and illocutionary acts
192
Exclamations echoes and tags
200
Tasks
210
Thematic and information structures of the clause
219
the point of departure of the message
222
lnformation focus
237
Projecting the message
296
Tasks
307
The Verbal Group
313
Perfect
373
definite
419
things
475
Tasks
495
Adverbial Group
565
Tasks
575
The Prepositional Group
579
Formal features of the Prepositional Group
580
Syntactic features of the Prepositional Group
587
Semantic features of the Prepositional Group
591
Expanded and discontinuous Prepositional Groups
602
Tasks
606
Key of Selected Answers
613
lndex
640
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Philip Locke taught at the Institute of Modern Languages and Translation at the Complutense University of Madrid and is now retired.

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