Analysing Sentences an Introduction to English Syntax

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Analysing Sentences an Introduction to English Syntax

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Contents of Analysing Sentences PDF

  • The organisation of the chapters
  • How to read this book – the exercises
  • Sentence structure: constituents
  • Structure
  • Establishing constituents
  • ‘Phrase’ and ‘constituent’
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Sentence structure: functions
  • Subject and predicate
  • Noun Phrase and Verb Phrase
  • Dependency and function
  • Head
  • The modifier~head relation
  • The head~complement relation
  • Summary
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Sentence structure: categories
  • Nouns
  • Lexical and phrasal categories (noun and Noun Phrase)
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Adjective Phrases and Adverb Phrases
  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • Co-ordinate Phrases
  • Diagrams for in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • The basic Verb Phrase
  • A first look at verbs
  • The complements of lexical verbs
  • Transitive verbs
  • Intransitive verbs
  • Ditransitive verbs
  • Intensive verbs
  • Complex transitive verbs
  • Prepositional verbs
  • Summary
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Adverbials and other matters
  • Adjunct adverbials (VP adverbials)
  • Levels of Verb Phrase
  • The mobility of adverbials
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Ellipsis
  • Sentence adverbials (S adverbials)
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • More on verbs: auxiliary VPs
  • Part I: Lexical and auxiliary verbs
  • Tense and time
  • The contrast between lexical and auxiliary verbs
  • Modal auxiliaries (MOD)
  • The perfect auxiliary – have (PERF)
  • The progressive auxiliary – be (PROG)
  • The passive auxiliary – be (PASS)
  • Where auxiliaries fit in the structure of VP
  • Auxiliary VPs and adverbials
  • Part II: Constructions that depend on auxiliaries
  • Passive sentences
  • Negative sentences and auxiliary do
  • Questions – fronting the tensed auxiliary
  • More on have and be
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises for Part I
  • Exercises for Part II
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises (Part I)
  • Further exercises (Part II)
  • The structure of Noun Phrases
  • Determiners
  • Pre-determiners
  • Pre-modifiers in NOM
  • Quantifying adjectives
  • Participle phrases (PartP)
  • Nouns
  • More on the structure of NOM
  • Post-modifiers
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • More on Adjective Phrases
  • Modification of pronouns
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Appendix: NOM and the pro-form one
  • Answers to appendix exercise
  • Further exercise (appendix)
  • Sentences within sentences
  • Complementisers: that and whether
  • The functions of that- and whether-clauses
  • Subject – and extraposed subject
  • Complement of V within VP
  • Complement of A within AP
  • Complement of N within NP
  • Complement of P within PP
  • Adverbial clauses
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Wh-clauses
  • Wh-questions
  • Subordinate wh-clauses
  • Subordinate wh-interrogative clauses
  • Relative clauses
  • Omission of the wh-phrase
  • That again
  • Restrictive vs non-restrictive
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Questions and interrogatives
  • Relative clauses and other matters
  • Non-finite clauses
  • Part I: The form of non-finite clauses
  • The form of non-finite verbs
  • Ia Bare infinitive verbs
  • Ib To-infinitive verbs
  • IIa Passive participle verbs
  • IIb -ing participle verbs
  • Complementisers and non-finite clauses
  • C : for and whether
  • C : fronted wh-phrases
  • Part II: The functions of non-finite clauses
  • Subject and extraposed subject
  • Complement of A in AP
  • Complement of P in PP
  • Adverbial
  • Complement of N in NP
  • Modifier in NP
  • Complement of V
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • Languages, sentences and grammars
  • Languages
  • Describing languages
  • Describing infinite languages
  • Grammars
  • Grammars and sentence analysis

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