Analyzing the Grammar of English (3rd Revised edition)

Analyzing the Grammar of English (3rd Revised edition)

By: Richard V. Teschner (author), Eston E. Evans (author)Paperback

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"Analyzing the Grammar of English" offers a descriptive analysis of the indispensable elements of English grammar. Designed to be covered in one semester, this textbook starts from scratch and takes nothing for granted beyond a reading and speaking knowledge of English. Extensively revised to function better in skills-building classes, it includes more interspersed exercises that promptly test what is taught, simplified and clarified explanations, greatly expanded and more diverse activities, and a new glossary of over 200 technical terms. "Analyzing the Grammar of English" is the only English grammar to view the sentence as a strictly punctuational construct - anything that begins with a capital letter and ends with a period, a question mark, an exclamation mark, or three dots - rather than a syntactic one, and to load, in consequence, all the necessary syntactic analysis onto the clause and its constituents. It is also one of the very few English grammars to include - alongside multiple examples of canonical or "standard" language - occasional samples of stigmatized speech to illustrate grammar points. Students and teachers in courses of English grammatical analysis, English teaching methods, TESOL methods, and developmental English will all benefit from this new edition.

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About Author

Richard V. Teschner is a professor of languages and linguistics at the University of Texas-El Paso. He is coauthor (with M. Stanley Whitley) of the textbook Pronouncing English: A Stress-Based Approach with CD-ROM. Eston E. Evans is professor emeritus of ESL and German at Tennessee Tech University.

Contents

Introduction 1. Utterances, Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases The Most Important Parts of SpeechSounds: Phones, Phonemes, and AllophonesForms: Morphemes and Allomorphs/z/-A Highly Productive English Morpheme/d/-Another Highly Productive English MorphemeProblems with /d/Note 2. Verbs, Tenses, Forms, and Functions Conjugating a VerbThe Nine Morphological Patterns of Irregular VerbsVerb Tenses and Auxiliary Verbs: The Nonmodal Auxiliaries (Do, Be, Have) and the Modal Auxiliaries The Compound Tenses: Future and Conditional Verb Tenses' Meanings and Uses Notes 3. Basic Structures, Questions, Do-Insertion, Negation, Auxiliaries, Responses, Emphasis, Contraction The Five Basic StructuresTwo Different Types of QuestionsThe Role of the First Auxiliary (aux)Nonmodal Auxiliaries Be/Do/Have Can also Be Used as Lexical VerbsWh-Words as Subjects vs. Wh-Words as ObjectsSelection QuestionsDeclarative QuestionsEcho QuestionsTag QuestionsInvariant TagsElliptical ResponsesEmphasis and Emphatic StructuresContractions: A Summing UpNote 4. Modals, Prepositional and Particle Verbs, Transitivity and Voice, and Conditionality Modals and PerimodalsTwo-Word Verbs: Prepositional Verbs vs. Particle VerbsTransitivity: Active Voice, Passive VoiceIntransitive Verbs and "Voice"Real-World Use of the English Passive: Pragmatic Constraints and Agent-Phrase Addition GET PassivesConditionality 5. Some Components of the Noun Phrase: Forms and Functions Person and NumberGenderCaseExpressing Possession: Genitives and PartitivesPartitive-Genitive ConstructionsDeterminers, Common/Proper Nouns, and Mass/Count NounsMass Nouns and Count NounsMass-to-Count ShiftsDual-Function Nouns: Nouns That Are Both Mass and CountPronounsPro-Words: Pronoun-Like Words for Clauses, Phrases, Adjectives, and AdverbsNote 6. Adjectives and Relative Clauses Attributive and Predicate Adjectives: Identification and SyntaxThe Syntax of Prenominal Attributive AdjectivesAdjectives and Adverbs: The Comparative and Superlative FormsRelative Clauses, Relative Pronouns, and Their AntecedentsWhen to Use Who and When to Use WhomDeleting Relative Pronouns: Creating Gaps and the Process of GappingThe Twenty Types of Relative ClausesRestrictive and Nonrestrictive (Relative) ClausesRelative Pronoun Clauses with Present Participles/Gerunds and with Past ParticiplesNotes 7. Adverbs, It and There Referentials and Non-Referentials, and Fronting AdverbsIt as a Referential, It as a NonreferentialAdverb Referential There, Existence-Marking Nonreferential ThereEmphasis by Peak Stressing, Solo Fronting, or Cleft FrontingNote 8. Compound Sentences: Coordination, Subordination Compound SentencesCoordinate SentencesSubordinate SentencesTenseless ComplementsThe That-ClauseThe Infinitive ComplementInfinitive Complement with Equi-DeletionInfinitive Complement with Raising to ObjectGerund ComplementPurpose ComplementsMiscellaneous Complementation PatternsSummary of All Clausal Complementation Patterns Appendix Glossary of Terms Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781589011663
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781589011663
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 158901166X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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