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The Grammatical Structures of English and Spanish

This series is designed to provide a detailed account of one of the major problems in the teaching of a second language—the interference caused by structural differences between the native language of the learner and the foreign language he is studying. The similarities and differences between English and the language being taught are described in two volumes, one on the sound systems and one on the grammatical systems, for some of the foreign languages most in demand in the United States today.

335 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1965

Contrastive Structure Series

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Grammatical Analysis
2. Basic Sentence Patterns
3. Word Classes and Morphological Characteristics
4. The Noun Phrase and Its Constituents
5. Verb Forms
6. The Auxiliary Constituents of the Verb Phrase
7. Other Constituents of the Verb Phrase
8. Simple Sentence Transformations
9. Complex and Compound Sentence Transformations
10. Lexical Differences
11. Hierarchy of Difficulty
Appendix: Pedagogy
References
Abbreviations and Symbols
Index

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