English Words and Sentences: An Introduction by Eva Duran EpplerEnglish Words and Sentences: An Introduction by Eva Duran Eppler

English Words and Sentences: An Introduction

byEva Duran Eppler, Gabriel Ozón

Paperback | February 25, 2013

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Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links.
Title:English Words and Sentences: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:265 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.47 inPublished:February 25, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521171873

ISBN - 13:9780521171878


Table of Contents

1. Language and this book; 2. Word classes; 3. Derivational morphology; 4. Inflectional morphology; 5. Phrase structure 1; 6. Phrase structure 2; 7. Functional analysis; 8. Coordination and subordination; 9. Clause types; 10. Syntactic Hokey C/Pokey: more on clause types.

Editorial Reviews

"This textbook is a hands-on inductive introduction to the basic morphological and syntactic structures of English, written in a very reader-friendly style. It does not presuppose any previous linguistic knowledge but builds it up systematically by involving the reader in plenty of analytical exercises. It is therefore a perfect tool for introductions to English grammar, either to be used as a textbook in class or for self-study." --Dieter Kastovsky, Vienna University