English Grammar

A function-based introduction

Volume II

ISBN 9789027220998 (Eur) | EUR 95.00
ISBN 9781556194580 (USA) | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027221162 (Eur) | EUR 33.00
ISBN 9781556194658 (USA) | USD 49.95
ISBN 9789027273888 | EUR 95.00/33.00*
| USD 143.00/49.95*
The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is unabashedly functional; grammar is not just a system of empty rules, it is a means to an end, an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication. In grammar as in music, good expression rides on good form. Figuratively and literally, grammar like musical form must make sense. But for the instrument to serve its purpose, it must first exist; the rules must be real, they can be explicitly described and taught. This book is intended for both students and teachers, at college level, for both native and nonnative speakers. With the guidance of a teacher this book will serve as a thorough introduction to the grammar of English. Volume II continues with syntactic and communicative complexity: embedded clauses – verb complements, relative clauses; detransitive voice – passive, anti-passive, impersonal and middle voice, reflexive and reciprocal constructions; focus and topic constructions; nondeclarative speech acts. It closes with interclausal connectivity: conjoined and subordinate clauses, the grammar of discourse coherence, clause chains and thematic paragraphs.
[Not in series, ENGRAM 2]  1993.  xv, 363 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
7. Verbal complements
8. Voice and de-transitivization
9. Relative clauses
10. Contrastive focus constructions
11. Topicalizing constructions
12. Non-declarative speech acts
13. Inter-clausal connections and discourse coherence
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  93018295