Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links.
Eva Duran Eppler is Reader in English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University, London. Gabriel Ozon is a Teaching Fellow in the English Language and Literature Department at University College London.
1. Language and this book; 2. Word classes; 3. Derivational morphology; 4. Inflectional morphology; 5. Phrase structure 1; 6. Phrase structure 2; 7. Functional analysis; 8. Coordination and subordination; 9. Clause types; 10. Syntactic Hokey C/Pokey: more on clause types.