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ERIC Number: ED142071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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An Outline of English Syntax.
Drazdauskas, A.; Mikael'an, Galina
This manual attempts to establish a hierarchy or sequence within the study of syntax. It is to serve as a textbook, and has as its aim the discussion and explanation of the structure of the correct "properly formatted" sentence. The approach is to begin with "text" and gradually work down. This tendency to begin syntactic research with the global unit and only gradually break it up into its component parts is gaining ground. The sentence taken in isolation is considered to be syntactically meaningless; only in larger stretches of discourse does the sentence display and develop its purport. The division of discourse into paragraphs in writing and into supra-phrasal unities in speaking is considered indispensable. The manual is divided into three parts: (1) "The Linguistics of the Text"; (2) "The Principal Parts of the Sentence"; and (3) "The Syntax of the Word-Combination." Two appendices are included: (1) "On the Application of Information Theory to the Language-Speech Dichotomy," and (2) "Some Recent Approaches to Syntax in England and America." (CFM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moscow State Univ. (U.S.S.R.), Faculty of Philology.
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