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What is a verb? How do you define a sentence? As with many simple questions, the answers can be complex. This concise introduction to the structure of English has been written to help advanced students and teachers who want to know more about English grammar. These are not prescriptive rules, but rather an explanation of the linguistic patterns that govern daily English use. The book's first part discusses language varieties and standard English, while the second part examines English structure from its smallest part to its largest. A final section provides an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.

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This title is a simple introduction to the structure of the English language.

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This simple introduction to the structure of the English language has therefore been written to help advanced students and teachers who feel they need to know more about the grammar of English. Part One sets the scene, giving some basic principles about language. Part Two deals with the structure of English working from its smallest elements to its largest. Part Three provides an extensive ready-reference glossary of linguistic terms. These sections should all be particularly useful for those professionally concerned with language development in children and for students taking advanced examinations in English language.

Synopsis:

A simple introduction to the structure of the English language.

Table of Contents

1. The structure of English; Part I: 2. Labels; 3. Language inside and out; 4. Grammar; Part II: 5. Morphemes; 6. Words; 7. Phrases; 8. Clauses; 9. Sentences; 10. Beyond grammar; Part III: 11. Metalinguistic terms.

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Franklin, September 6, 2006 (view all comments by Franklin)
This is an excellent text for teaching English structure at the sentence level. Rather than parse sentences, Newby demonstrates how the sentence--the largest unit of English grammar--is composed of smaller discrete units: morphemes (which account for the ability of our language to be inflected), words, phrases, and clauses. It is a descriptive grammar and particularly a study of structure, direct and simple. This is NOT the book for those wanting a prescriptive grammar. It does not attempt to address the myriad rules of usage, but it does clearly demonstrate the logic of sentence structure.
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ISBN:
9780521349963
Author:
Hewby, Richard
Author:
Newby, Michael
Author:
Newby, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
English language--Grammar English language--G
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Series Volume:
INT-367
Publication Date:
19871231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
110
Dimensions:
7.75x4.98x.28 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
16-19

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"Synopsis" by , This title is a simple introduction to the structure of the English language.
"Synopsis" by , This simple introduction to the structure of the English language has therefore been written to help advanced students and teachers who feel they need to know more about the grammar of English. Part One sets the scene, giving some basic principles about language. Part Two deals with the structure of English working from its smallest elements to its largest. Part Three provides an extensive ready-reference glossary of linguistic terms. These sections should all be particularly useful for those professionally concerned with language development in children and for students taking advanced examinations in English language.
"Synopsis" by , A simple introduction to the structure of the English language.
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