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Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

English Syntax

An Introduction

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

English Syntax

An Introduction

Focusing on the descriptive facts of English, this volume provides a systematic introduction to English syntax for students with no prior knowledge of English grammar or syntactic analysis. English Syntax aims to help students appreciate the various sentence patterns available in the language, understand insights into core data of its syntax, develop analytic abilities to further explore the patterns of English, and learn precise ways of formalizing syntactic analysis for a variety of English data and major constructions such as agreement, raising and control, the auxiliary system, passive, wh- questions, relative clauses, extrapolation, and clefts.
 
 
 
 

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2008

Studies in Computational Linguistics

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics


Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements
 
1. Some Basic Properties of English Syntax
 
2. From Words to Major Phrase Types
 
3. Syntactic Forms, Grammatical Functions, and Semantic Rules
 
4. Head, Complements, and Modifiers
 
5. More on Subjects and Complements
 
6. Noun Phrases and Agreement
 
7. Raising and Control Constructions
 
8. Auxiliary Constructions
 
9. Passive Constructions
 
10. Wh-Questions
 
11. Relative Clause Constructions
 
12. Special Constructions
 
References
 
Index

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