Applied English Syntax combines the most relevant aspects of contemporary research on grammar with well-established paradigms inherited from former approaches. As a result, it offers an in-depth coverage of pertinent syntactic information to language arts teachers and English as second foreign language teachers. This book seeks to equip language professionals with the optimal syntactic background in order to enable them to teach grammar confidently. This book is built on the premise that if the parts of speech can be reliably identified and analyzed, the acquisition of higher level grammatical concepts will be made easier. For this reason, students are equipped with tools to identify and analyze nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions by applying four simple tests: the semantic test, the morphological test, the syntactic test, and the functional test. Moreover, Applied English Syntax covers English word formation processes, simple, compound, and complex sentences. It highlights syntactic transformations that are most beneficial for improving writing skills.
This 15 chapter book is unlike any other in the way it structures and delivers grammatical content. Each part of speech, with the exception of articles, is the object of an entire chapter. This way, relevant information can be readily retrieved within a single chapter instead of being scattered all over the book. The book is well-written, clear and suitable for an audience with little or no formal training in linguistics.