English Sentence Analysis: An Introductory Course

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2000 - English language - 245 pages
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"English Sentence Analysis: An introductory course" is designed as a 10-week course for students of English Language and Literature, Linguistics, or other language related fields. In 10 weeks the student will be proficient in English analysis at sentence, clause and phrase level and have a solid understanding of the traditional terms and concepts of English syntax. This introduction prepares for practical courses in grammar and writing skills and for theoretical courses in syntactic argumentation. The package consists of a Course Book with 8 Chapters and a CD-Rom with the interactive Practice Program.The Course Book provides sentence structures in clear graphics; logically structured chapters with Introductions and Summaries; exercises with quotations and excerpts from English, American and Australian literature and pop songs.The Practice Program contains over 800 interactive exercises; over 700 authentic quotations and excerpts from literature and popular music to analyze; detailed feedback with hyperlinks to the comprehensive theory module; an on-screen score count; adapts to the individual student s problem areas."English Sentence Analysis: An introductory course" has been classroom tested at various universities. The students seem to enjoy the dreaded syntax course and pass rates have gone up significantly from 50 to 70%.The Practice Program is based on Hologram, designed and adapted by the University of Groningen, Fac. of Arts, Centre for ICT and Learning. Institutes interested in a Network version for Windows can contact customer.services@benjamins.nl.Practice Program download page.
 

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Contents

List of tables
12
Acknowledgements
13
Introduction
14
1 Sentences Communicative functions and typical patterns
16
2 Sentences Simple compound and complex
33
3 Verbs I
46
4 Verbs II
64
5 Word classes
86
6 Phrases
118
7 Sentence constituents realized as clauses
151
8 How to analyze sentences at all levels
171
Key to the exercises
203
Users Guide to the Practice Program
234
Index
242
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