Analysing sentences : an introduction to English syntax / Noel Burton-Roberts Burton-Roberts, Noel, 1948-

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Burton-Roberts, Noel, 1948-
English language - Sentences.; English language - Syntax.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Sentence structure: constituents
  • Structure
  • Establishing constituents
  • `Phrase' and `constituent'
  • Exercises
  • Discussion of exercises
  • Further exercises
  • 2.Sentence structure: functions
  • Subject and predicate
  • Noun Phrase and Verb Phrase
  • Dependency and function
  • Head
  • The modifier-head relation
  • The head-complement relation
  • Summary
  • 3.Sentence structure: categories
  • Nouns
  • Lexical and phrasal categories (noun and Noun Phrase)
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Adjective Phrases and Adverb Phrases
  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • Co-ordinate Phrases
  • Diagrams for in-text exercises
  • 4.The basic Verb Phrase
  • A first look at verbs
  • The complements of lexical verbs
  • Transitive verbs
  • Intransitive verbs
  • Ditransitive verbs
  • Intensive verbs
  • Complex transitive verbs
  • Contents note continued: Prepositional verbs
  • Discussion of in-text exercises
  • 5.Adverbials and other matters
  • Adjunct adverbials (VP adverbials)
  • Levels of Verb Phrase
  • The mobility of adverbials
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Ellipsis
  • Sentence adverbials (S adverbials)
  • 6.More on verbs: auxiliary VPs
  • pt. I Lexical and auxiliary verbs
  • Tense and time
  • The contrast between lexical and auxiliary verbs
  • Modal auxiliaries (MOD)
  • The perfect auxiliary - have (PERF)
  • The progressive auxiliary - be (PROG)
  • The passive auxiliary - be (PASS)
  • Where auxiliaries fit in the structure of VP
  • Auxiliary VPs and adverbials
  • pt. II Constructions that depend on auxiliaries
  • Passive sentences
  • Negative sentences and auxiliary do
  • Questions - fronting the tensed auxiliary
  • More on have and be
  • Contents note continued: Discussion of in-text exercises
  • Exercises for Part I
  • Exercises for Part II
  • Further exercises (Part I)
  • Further exercises (Part II)
  • 7.The structure of Noun Phrases
  • Determiners
  • Pre-determiners
  • Pre-modifiers in NOM
  • Quantifying adjectives
  • Participle phrases (PartP)
  • More on the structure of NOM
  • Post-modifiers
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • More on Adjective Phrases
  • Modification of pronouns
  • Appendix: NOM and the pro-form one
  • Answers to exercise
  • Further exercise
  • 8.Sentences within sentences
  • Complementisers: that and whether
  • The functions of that- and whether-clauses
  • Subject - and extraposed subject
  • Complement of V within VP
  • Complement of A within AP
  • Complement of N within NP
  • Complement of P within PP
  • Adverbial clauses
  • Contents note continued: Exercises
  • 9.Wh-clauses
  • Wh-questions
  • Subordinate wh-clauses
  • Subordinate wh-interrogative clauses
  • Relative clauses
  • Omission of the wh-phrase
  • That again
  • Restrictive vs. non-restrictive
  • Questions and interrogatives
  • Relative clauses and other matters
  • 10.Non-finite clauses
  • pt. I The form of non-finite clauses
  • The form of non-finite verbs
  • Ia.Bare infinitive verbs
  • lb.To-infinitive verbs
  • IIa.Passive participle verbs
  • IIb.Participle Verbs
  • Complementisers and non-finite clauses
  • C1.For and whether
  • C2.Fronted wh-phrases
  • pt. II The functions of non-finite clauses
  • Subject and extraposed subject
  • Complement of A in AP
  • Complement of P in PP
  • Adverbial
  • Complement of N in NP
  • Modifier in NP
  • Complement of V
  • 11.Languages, sentences and grammars
  • Languages
  • Describing languages
  • Describing infinite languages
  • Grammars
  • Grammars and sentence analysis
  • Further reading.
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