A student's grammar of the English language

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Longman, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 490 pages
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Contents

The English language
1
A general framework
11
Verbs and auxiliaries
24
The semantics of the verb phrase
47
Nouns and determiners
70
Pronouns
108
Adjectives and adverbs
129
The semantics and grammar of adverbials
158
Proforms and ellipsis
247
Coordination
262
The complex sentence
283
Syntactic and semantic functions of subordinate clauses
304
Complementation of verbs and adjectives
336
The noun phrase
363
Theme focus and information processing
394
From sentence to text
434

Prepositions and prepositional phrases
188
The simple sentence
204
Sentence types and discourse functions
231
Bibliography
476
Index
485
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