Aug 1993, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Abbreviations.
1. Tools for Analysis.
2. More on Categories.
3. The Verb Phrase.
4. The Verb Group.
5. The Noun Phrase.
6. Subordination and Coordination.
Summary of All Rules.
Answers to Exercises.
"Its purpose is clear; to provide undergraduates with a university-level introduction to English grammar; and it succeeds impressively in its two aims. Two strengths are evident throughout: clear explanations and useful examples." Terence Odlin, Ohio State University
- introduces students to practical, "hands on" syntactic analysis
- examines the use of generalizations in describing sentence structure and the basis for word categories and moves through increasingly more complex constructions
- includes practical exercises to help students understand the basis of each analysis before moving further.