ERIC Number: ED114829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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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)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Structural Linguistics, Transformational Generative Grammar
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Incorporated, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($6.50 paper)
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