A Critical Account of English Syntax

A Critical Account of English Syntax
Author: Brown Keith, Miller Jim
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 978-0748696086
Date: 2017
Pages: 307
Format: PDF
Size: 5.8MB

Tackling the role of syntactic constructions in text, this textbook brings out the connections between syntactic structures and semantics/pragmatics and the function of different clausal structures in written and spoken texts. It also draws attention to variation in standard written English, to the grammatical structures and discourse devices in spoken English, and to ongoing changes in English grammar. It focuses on the concepts of descriptive grammar as extended and refined over the last fifty years. This is a practical yet flexible reference that you can return to again and again, whether it be for learning, research or teaching.

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