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ERIC Number: ED114829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 240
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English and English Linguistics.
Whitman, Randal L.
This book had two goals: to provide an introduction to transformational-generative grammar, placing it into a historical and philosophical context with other earlier linguistic traditions, and to provide a survey of the elements of English grammar from a transformational point of view. The text is intended for anyone who wishes to know the basis of transformational grammar, but it is especially intended for those who have a professional or personal need for a better acquaintance with English grammar--in particular, for prospective English teachers. Part one focuses on theories in linguistics and discusses such topics as linguistics as a science; language as innate, universal, abstract, and creative; patterns and rules; and deep structure, surface structure, and the sentence. Part two focuses on phrase structure grammar and discusses such topics as information in the lexicon; the noun phrase; the verb phrase, adverbial phrases and two-word verbs. Part three focuses on transformations and discusses such topics as sentences embedded within sentences, nominalized sentences, gerunds and infinitives, and conjoined sentences. (TS)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Incorporated, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($6.50 paper)
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