Towards a Contextual Grammar of English

Towards a Contextual Grammar of English : The Clause and its Place in the Definition of Sentence

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This study, first published in 1982, attempts to show that the foundations of a contextual grammar of English must be firmly based on an adequate definition of the sentence. This book will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 19mm | 580.6g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black & white tables, 117 black & white line drawings
  • 1138918539
  • 9781138918535

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Nature of the Clause; 1. Sentence and Clause in English 2. The Clause as Sole Device of Lexical Selection 3. The Contrast in Grammatical Status Between Clauses; Part 2: Subordination in English; 4. Subordination and the Contextualisation of the Main Clause 5. The Relative Clause 6. The Noun Clause: the That-Clause and the Wh-Clause 7. Adverbial Clauses with Subordinators 8. Non-Finite Clauses Which Have No Subordinators 9. Postmodifying Structures Other Than Relative and Adverbial Clause: Apposition and Interpolation; Part 3: Attempting a Definition of Sentence; 10. Summing Up the Clause as a Preliminary to Defining 'Sentence' 11. The Proposed Complementary Definitions of Sentence; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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