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