This successful textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and acquaints them with the essentials of. This book examines the nuts and bolts of English syntax in an accessible way. Now in its fourth edition, English Syntax and Argumentation. Written by a leading authority on the subject, the fifth edition of this bestselling book provides students with a thorough grounding in the.

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It is the first book that helped me understand English Grammar instead of memorizing grammar rule.

Fully revised and updated in response to lecturer and student feedback, with a brand-new chapter on information packaging Now features an answer key for in-text exercises. His recent publications include: Predicates, arguments and thematic roles 7. Lists with This Book. Argumenattion Cho rated it liked it Aug 10, Account Options Sign in.

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This new edition is completely revised, with the chapter on X-bar syntax now split in two to give greater prominence to clauses. Refresh and try again. Atef Sarayreh rated it really liked it Jun 13, A good English syntax book for a person who already has some linguistics background. What do we learn from analysing language in this way? More on clauses 9. Martha rated it really liked it Dec 11, Some of the data feels awkward, but overall, a readable, reliable description of the subject.

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The exercises are meaty and fun to do. Other books in this series. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Carolina Virginia rated it really liked it Apr 22, Looking for beautiful books?

Some of the data feels awkward, but overall, a readable, reliable description of the subject. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Dominic Watson rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Second Language Acquisition Neal Snape. Book ratings argumentatino Goodreads.

From words and phrases to constituency and argumentation — and now with a chapter on tense, aspect and mood — the book’s broad coverage and clear organisation make it essential reading for all students of English and Linguistics who are encountering the study of syntax for the first time. Novia Giandni rated it liked it Apr 07, Weiner, OUPas well as articles synrax books and journals.

Iman Jomaa rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Bang Osik rated it did not like it Sep 04, A good English syntax book for a person who already has some linguistics background.

Return to Book Page. Now in its fourth edition, English Syntax and Argumentation remains a student favourite. I liked syntax much better than I thought I would.

English Syntax and Argumentation

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has no previous experience in syntax but wants to learn about it. We did not really delve into the argumentation part, though, so I can’t say much about that.

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He has published widely in the field and is one of the founding editors of the journal English Language and Linguistics. From inside the book. Provides a complete overview of syntax, making it ideal for both introductory modules on the structure of the English language and discrete introductory courses Encourages students to engage in syntactic argumentation and develops their ability to form a coherent syntactic argument Contains a wealth of graded exercises that will help students to consolidate their learning at every step Suggestions for further reading provided at the end of every chapter Clear and comprehensive glossary of key terminology, with cross-referencing to enhance students’ understanding of how the terms fit together.


Klein, Georgia Southern University, USA ‘A book that really understands the key issues for students, and helps them to appreciate what syntax is about.

Vhanj rated it liked it Sep 24, Each chapter carefully explains technical terms and uses graphic illustrations alongside easy-to-follow examples and ‘hands-on’ exercises to illuminate key ideas.

Sometimes unnecessarily complicated, especially concerning the linguistic jargon was a bit excessive at times. Books by Bas Aarts. LinguisticsSyntaxApplied LinguisticsGrammar.

Please enter the letters displayed. Abdunasir Sideeg rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Chapters feature clear explanations of technical terms, easy-to-follow examples and interactive exercises to illustrate key ideas. Divided into four parts, it begins by examining the basic concepts that underpin