Analyzing the Grammar of English by Richard V. Teschner, Eston E. Evans

By Richard V. Teschner, Eston E. Evans

Analyzing the Grammar of English bargains a descriptive research of the fundamental parts of English grammar. Designed to be coated in a single semester, this textbook starts off from scratch and takes not anything with no consideration past a analyzing and conversing wisdom of English. commonly revised to operate higher in skills-building sessions, it contains extra interspersed workouts that rapidly attempt what's taught, simplified and clarified causes, vastly multiplied and extra diversified actions, and a brand new thesaurus of over two hundred technical terms.

Analyzing the Grammar of English is the single English grammar to view the sentence as a strictly punctuational build -- something that starts off with a capital letter and ends with a interval, a query mark, an exclamation mark, or 3 dots -- instead of a syntactic one, and to load, consequently, the entire useful syntactic research onto the clause and its constituents.

It can also be one of many only a few English grammars to incorporate -- along a number of examples of canonical or "standard" language -- occasional samples of stigmatized speech to demonstrate grammar points.

Students and lecturers in classes of English grammatical research, English educating equipment, TESOL equipment, and developmental English will all take advantage of this new edition.

Show description

Read or Download Analyzing the Grammar of English PDF

Best grammar books

Causatives in Minimalism (Linguistik Aktuell Linguistics Today)

This monograph stories problems with present minimalist quandary, reminiscent of no matter if transformations within the expression of argument and syntactic constitution can all be attributed to the parameterization of particular useful heads. particularly, this e-book stories in-depth the level to which edition within the expression of causation, on hand either intra- and crosslinguistically, could be accounted for by way of beautiful merely to the microparameterization of the causative head, reason, as formerly argued for through linguists akin to Pylkk?

The Grammar of Space

A cross-linguistic examine of grammatical morphemes expressing spatial relationships that discusses the connection among the best way humans adventure house and how it truly is encoded grammatically in language. The dialogue of the similarities and adjustments between languages within the encoding and expression of spatial family members facilities round the emergence and evolution of spatial grams, and the semantic and morphosyntactic features of 2 kinds of spatial grams.

Argument Structure in Usage-Based Construction Grammar: Experimental and corpus-based perspectives

The argument constitution of verbs, outlined because the a part of grammar that offers with how contributors in verbal occasions are expressed in clauses, is a classical subject in linguistics that has bought massive consciousness within the literature. This publication investigates argument constitution in English from a usage-based standpoint, taking the view that the cognitive illustration of grammar is formed by way of language use, and that the most important elements of grammatical association are tied to the frequency with which phrases and syntactic buildings are used.

Additional resources for Analyzing the Grammar of English

Sample text

Present, present participle) plus nonidentical forms for the past tense and the past participle. An example of a five-form irregular verb is break, whose five forms are compared here with the four forms of the regular verb process. ) broke / processed (past tense) broken / processed (past participle) breaking / processing (present participle) If break were regular, its past tense and past participle forms would both be *breaked. But as an irregular verb its past tense form is characterized by ablauting (any vowel change that alternates) in which /e/ → /o/ (/brek/ → /brok/), and its past participle form is characterized by both ablauting and by the addition of /(e)n/.

1 THINKING IT THROUGH A. Give the past and the past participle forms for each of these verbs. Then tell whether the verb is regular or irregular, and, if irregular, which of the nine irregular verbs it behaves like. Example of how to proceed: X. indd 35 1. become 10. hear 2. blink 11. hold 3. bring 12. injure 4. call 13. know 5. cost 14. leave 6. dig 15. lend 7. drown 16. let 8. fall 17. lie [two answers] 9. have 18. make 4/2/07 6:06:46 PM 36 Chapter 2 19. mean 34. sweep 20. milk 35. swim 21. need 36.

Landed safely at . with just after . 4/2/07 6:05:30 PM Sounds: Phones, Phonemes, and Allophones 5. married 6. want 7. A in . on kissed . under the 8. was extremely worried about 9. killed 10. Several at made 19 . . for . Sounds: Phones, Phonemes, and Allophones When we discuss the sounds of a language, we need to know any differences that may exist between its phones, its phonemes, and its allophones. But what do these words mean? A phone is the actual sound itself; a phoneme is an abstract unit of sound that serves to distinguish meaning.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 19 votes