ERIC Number: ED045981
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Publication Date: 1971
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An Introductory Transformational Grammar.
Liles, Bruce L.
The present volume is directed toward the reader wanting to begin a study of linguistics but who is "overwhelmed by the amount of material available, much of it too technical for him to understand." The author has attempted to provide both theory and applications and has limited the scope to English transformational grammar. Exercises at the end of each chapter allow the reader to work with the material discussed and to use the techniques he has learned. Chapters in Part 1, Phrase Structure, deal with traditional, structural, and transformational grammars; sentence structure; the auxiliary; and lexical features. Chapters in Parts 2 and 3 deal with transformations--negative, question, passive; transformational processes; principles of transformational grammar; compounding, deletion, and pro forms; relative constructions; and sentences as noun phrases. Part 4, Phonology, includes chapters on transcription; phonological features; syntax and stress; stress and pitch; and phonological rules. A bibliography and index conclude the volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: English, Instructional Materials, Linguistic Theory, Phonology, Sentences, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632
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