Analysing Sentences: An Introduction to English Syntax (Learning about Language 4th New edition)

Analysing Sentences: An Introduction to English Syntax (Learning about Language 4th New edition)

By: Noel Burton-Roberts (author)Paperback

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This highly successful text has long been considered the standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. It covers key concepts such as constituency, category and functions, and also utilises tree diagrams throughout to help the reader visualise the structure of sentences. In this fourth edition, Analysing Sentences has been thoroughly revised and now features a brand new companion website with additional activities and exercises for students and an answer book for the in-text exercises for professors. The extra activities on the website give students practice in identifying syntactic phenomena in running text and will help to deepen understanding of this topic. Accessible and clear, this book is the perfect textbook for readers coming to this topic for the first time. Featuring many in-text, end-of-chapter and Further Exercises, it is suitable for self-directed study as well as for use as core reading on courses.

About Author

Noel Burton-Roberts is Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK.


Introduction 1. Sentence Structure: Constituents 2. Sentence Structure: Functions 3. Sentence Structure: Categories 4. The basic Verb Phrase 5. Adverbials and Other Matters 6. More on verbs: auxiliary VPs 7. The structure of Noun Phrases 8. Sentences within Sentences 9. Wh-Clauses 10. Non-finite Clauses 11. Languages, Sentences, and Grammars Further Reading

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  • ISBN13: 9781138947344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9781138947344
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1138947342
  • edition: 4th New edition

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