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Understanding English Grammar

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Introduction; 1. History; 2. Typology; 3. The lexicon; 4. Morphology - the shapes of words; 5. Participant reference; 6. Actions, states and processes; 7. Basic concepts in English syntax; 8. Advanced concepts in English syntax; 9. Complementation; 10. Modification; 11. Auxiliaries and the 'black hole' of English syntax; 12. Time and reality; 13. Voice and valence; 14. Clause combining; 15. Pragmatic grounding and pragmatically marked constructions.

About the Author

Thomas E. Payne is a Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon.


'A superb introduction to English syntax, its internal variation and typological background, combining rigorous argumentation with a functional approach.' Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and University of California, Santa Barbara

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