English syntax: an introduction

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CSLI Publications, Sep 15, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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Focusing on the descriptive facts of English, this volume provides a systematic introduction to English syntax for students with no prior knowledge of English grammar or syntactic analysis. English Syntax aims to help students appreciate the various sentence patterns available in the language, understand insights into core data of its syntax, develop analytic abilities to further explore the patterns of English, and learn precise ways of formalizing syntactic analysis for a variety of English data and major constructions such as agreement, raising and control, the auxiliary system, passive, wh- questions, relative clauses, extrapolation, and clefts.    

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Contents

From Words to Major Phrase Types
11
Syntactic Forms Grammatical Functions and Semantic Roles
35
Head Complements and Modifiers
51
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About the author (2008)

Jong-Bok Kim is associate professor at the School of English at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Peter Sells is professor of linguistics at Stanford University.