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By C. L. Baker

English Syntax is an authoritative, self-contained creation to the topic for college kids who've had no past coursework in syntactic thought. The targeted revisions all through this re-creation are geared toward expanding its readability and value. There are alterations in virtually each bankruptcy, together with quite a few new workouts and several other new subsections. additionally there are new appendixes, the 1st sketching the relation of English syntax to the broader box of generative syntactic conception, the second one summarizing the fundamental syntactic constructions mentioned within the physique of the text.

Specific alterations contain a fuller dialogue, at first of bankruptcy three, of the variation among enhances and modifiers; a extra systematic creation to tree diagrams and what they show, on the finish of bankruptcy three; a brand new subsection in bankruptcy four on tips to study advanced constructions; a brand new dialogue of the overall nature of missing-phrase structures in bankruptcy nine; an important revision of the dialogue of comparative clauses in bankruptcy 12; a brand new dialogue of the scope of negation in bankruptcy 15; and, in bankruptcy sixteen, a brand new dialogue of useful innovations for reading conjoined structures.

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B. We told him to take them old boards away. Many English speakers use the (a) sentences consistently; many others, though, show a definite tendency to use the (b) sentences, at least in their everyday speech. Both groups of speakers, however, often agree in classifying the (a) sentences as more "correct" than the (b) sentences. The type of contrast shown here is often referred to as a contrast between standard and nonstandard (or "substandard") English. 1, it was maintained that all persons exposed to a language in childhood succeed in learning a uniform set of unconscious rules for their language.

Looking at this fact, we might think of a second interpretation of the contrasts shown in (35) (38): perhaps the "successful" learner and the ''unsuccessful" learner have the same inherent equipment for language learning, and the difference in what they learn should be traced back to differences in the utterances that they heard as children. We are thus moving toward an environmental explanation for the differences in (35) (38), instead of a genetic explanation. One possibility is that the first learner has heard sentences that follow rules strictly, whereas the second has heard sentences that do not follow any set rules.

B. Could this phrase be an adjective phrase? C. Could this phrase be a common-noun phrase? In interpreting the evidence, you will need to think about the rough rules developed in the preceding discussion. a. search for money They search for money. *They seem search for money. The search for money was successful. b. lecture on warfare The politicians lecture on warfare. *The politicians seem lecture on warfare. The lecture on warfare was hilarious. c. approach the runway The planes approach the runway.

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