A critical account of English syntax : grammar, meaning, text /

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...

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Author / Creator:Brown, E. K., author.
Imprint:Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
©2016
Description:1 online resource (ix, 296 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Edinburgh textbooks on the English language. Advanced
Edinburgh textbooks on the English language. Advanced.
Subject:Englisch ...
English language -- Syntax.
English language -- Grammar.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
English language -- Grammar.
English language -- Syntax.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11409312
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Other authors / contributors:Miller, J. E. (James Edward), 1942- author.
ISBN:9780748696093
0748696091
0748696113
9780748696116
9780748696109
0748696105
9780748696086
0748696083
9780748696116
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-293) and index.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Brown, E.K. Critical account of English syntax. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] 9780748696109