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Author Downing, Angela.

Title English grammar : a university course / Angela Downing and Philip Locke.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  428.24 DOWN    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xxii, 610 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes Previous ed.: published as A university course in English grammar. 2002.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [591]-595) and index.
Contents Table of notational symbols xxi -- Module 1 Language and meaning 3 -- Module 2 Linguistic forms and syntactic functions 9 -- Module 3 Negation and expansion 21 -- 2 Skeleton of the message: Introduction to clause structure 32 -- Module 4 Syntactic functions and structures of the clause 34 -- Module 5 Subject and Predicator 42 -- Module 6 Direct, Indirect and Prepositional Objects 50 -- Module 7 Subject and Object Complements 64 -- Module 8 Adjuncts 69 -- 3 Development of the message: Complementation of the verb 81 -- Introduction: Major complementation patterns and valency 83 -- Module 9 Intransitive and copular patterns 85 -- Module 10 Transitive patterns 90 -- Module 11 Complementation by finite clauses 100 -- Module 12 Complementation by non-finite clauses 108 -- 4 Conceptualising patterns of experience: Processes, participants, circumstances 120 -- Module 13 Conceptualising experiences expressed as situation types 122 -- Module 14 Material processes of doing and happening 128 -- Module 15 Causative processes 132 -- Module 16 Processes of transfer 137 -- Module 17 Conceptualising what we think, perceive and feel 139 -- Module 18 Relational processes of being and becoming 144 -- Module 19 Processes of saying, behaving and existing 151 -- Module 20 Expressing attendant circumstances 155 -- Module 21 Conceptualising experiences from a different angle: Nominalisation and grammatical metaphor 160 -- 5 Interaction between speaker and hearer: Linking speech acts and grammar 174 -- Module 22 Speech acts and clause types 176 -- Module 23 Declarative and interrogative clause types 180 -- Module 24 Exclamative and imperative clause types 190 -- Module 25 Indirect speech acts, clause types and discourse functions 197 -- Module 26 Questions, clause types and discourse functions 201 -- Module 27 Directives: getting people to carry out actions 205 -- 6 Organising the message: Thematic and information structures of the clause 220 -- Module 28 Theme: the point of departure of the message 222 -- Module 29 Distribution and focus of information 238 -- Module 30 Interplay of Theme-Rheme and Given-New 246 -- 7 Expanding the message: Clause combinations 270 -- Module 31 Clause combining 272 -- Module 32 Types of relationship between clauses 277 -- Module 33 Elaborating the message 281 -- Module 34 Extending the message 285 -- Module 35 Enhancing the message 290 -- Module 36 Reporting speech and thought 299 -- 8 Talking about events: The Verbal Group 315 -- Module 37 Expressing our experience of events 317 -- Module 38 Basic structures of the Verbal Group 323 -- Module 39 Organising our experience of events 331 -- Module 40 Semantics of phrasal verbs 336 -- 9 Viewpoints on events: Tense, aspect and modality 350 -- Module 41 Expressing location in time through the verb: tense 352 -- Module 42 Past events and present time connected: Present Perfect and Past Perfect 361 -- Module 43 Situation types and the Progressive aspect 369 -- Module 44 Expressing attitudes towards the event: modality 379 -- 10 Talking about people and things: The Nominal Group 399 -- Module 45 Expressing our experience of people and things 401 -- Module 46 Referring to people and things as definite, indefinite, generic 417 -- Module 47 Selecting and particularising the referent: the determiner 423 -- Module 48 Describing and classifying the referent: the pre-modifier 435 -- Module 49 Identifying and elaborating the referent: the post-modifier 446 -- Module 50 Noun complement clauses 457 -- 11 Describing persons, things and circumstances: Adjectival and Adverbial groups 473 -- Module 51 Adjectives and the adjectival group 475 -- Module 52 Degrees of comparison and intensification 484 -- Module 53 Complementation of the adjective 494 -- Module 54 Adverbs and the adverbial group 502 -- Module 55 Syntactic functions of adverbs and adverbial groups 508 -- Module 56 Modification and complementation in the adverbial group 515 -- 12 Spatial, temporal and other relationships: The Prepositional Phrase 529 -- Module 57 Prepositions and the Prepositional Phrase 531 -- Module 58 Syntactic functions of the Prepositional Phrase 540 -- Module 59 Semantic features of the Prepositional Phrase 546 -- Module 60 Stranded prepositions; discontinuous prepositional phrases 556.
Other author Locke, Philip.
Downing, Angela. University course in English grammar.
Subject English language -- Grammar.
English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.
Standard Number 9780415287876 (pbk.)
9780415287869 (hbk.)
ISBN 0415287871 (paperback)
0415287863 (hbk.)