Introducing English Grammar

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'Introducing English Grammar' guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all beginning students of linguistics, English language, speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis.

The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language which is taken from newspaper articles, non-standard dialects and includes excerpts from studies of patients with language difficulties. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and what cannot be described using these tools.

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About the author (2001)

Kersti Borjars, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Manchester. Kate Burridge, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, La Trobe University.

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