Category: Grammar

  • English Skills with Readings: English Skills with Readings by John; Albright, Zoe Langan

    By John; Albright, Zoe Langan

    English abilities with Readings emphasizes custom-made studying to handle pupil deficits in grammar and mechanics.  Powered by Connect Writing scholars achieve entry to an adaptive customized studying plan which is helping them develop into extra conscious of what they already comprehend and what they should perform to organize themselves for college-level writing.
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  • How Writing Works: A field guide to effective writing by Roslyn Petelin

    By Roslyn Petelin

    this is often Roslyn Petelin's promise: no matter if you already write quite good or now not, this e-book will exponentially increase your writing.

    How Writing Works is a full of life and sensible advent to the weather of grammar, sentence constitution, and elegance you have to write good. The publication covers social media and writing for on-line ebook, in addition to the most typical files within the collage and the writing-reliant workplace.

    How Writing Works will be at the table of every person who must write: scholars, execs in all fields, and inventive writers.

    'A very good advisor to nice writing within the glossy media era.' Phil Harding, journalist and broadcaster, London

    'Whether you are a CEO or an intern, the facility to speak essentially is your greatest asset. Petelin's specialist suggestion during this booklet will speed up your career'. Damian Kington, international Head of promoting, Liquidnet, New York
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  • Minimalist Syntax (Generative Syntax) by Randall Hendrick

    By Randall Hendrick

    Minimalist Syntax is a set of essays that research significant syntactic approaches in quite a few languages, all unified by means of their point of view from in the Minimalist application.

    • Introduces vital ideas within the Minimalist method of syntactic theory.
    • Emphasizes empirical outcomes of the Minimalist procedure via leading edge analyses.
    • Highlights the significance of Minimalist syntax in explaining positive aspects of traditional languages.
    • Includes contributions from prime syntacticians.
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  • Language Networks: The New Word Grammar (Oxford Linguistics) by Richard Hudson

    By Richard Hudson

    This publication argues that language is a community of ideas which in flip is a part of the final cognitive community of the brain. It demanding situations the widely-held view that language is an innate psychological module with its personal detailed inner association. It indicates that language has an identical inner association as different components of data comparable to social kinfolk and motion schemas, and divulges the wealthy hyperlinks among linguistic parts and contextual different types. Professor Hudson offers a brand new idea of ways we examine and use our wisdom of language. He places this to paintings in a chain of prolonged explorations of morphology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics. each step of his argument and exposition is illustrated with examples, together with the sort mainstream idea reveals it tough to examine. He introduces the most recent model of his influential conception of observe Grammar and indicates the way it can be utilized to give an explanation for the operations of language and as a key to figuring out the linked operations of the mind.
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  • Deconstructing the English Passive (Topics in English by Anja Wanner

    By Anja Wanner

    This e-book analyzes the shape and serve as of the English passive from a verb-based viewpoint. It takes the placement that a number of the floor different types of the passive (with or with no thematic topic, without or with item, without or with by-phrase, without or with auxiliary) have a typical resource and are decided via the interaction of the syntactic houses of the verb and basic syntactic ideas. each one structural component of the passive building is tested individually, and the participle is taken into account the one defining portion of the passive.

    Special emphasis is wear the life of an implicit argument (ususally an agent) and its illustration within the passive. A evaluate of knowledge from syntax, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics exhibits that the implicit agent isn't just a conceptually understood argument. it truly is argued that it really is represented on the point of argument constitution and that this can be what units the passive except different patient-subject constructions.

    A corpus-based case learn at the use of the passive in educational writing analyzes using the passive during this specific sign up. one of many findings is that approximately 20-25% of passives take place in buildings that don't require an auxiliary, a outcome that demanding situations corpus stories at the use of the passive that basically think of complete be-passives. it's also proven that new active-voice structures have emerged that compete with the passive with no need a extra obvious agent. The emergence of those structures (such as "This paper argues...") is mentioned within the context of alterations within the rhetoric of medical discourse.

    The ebook is principally of curiosity to linguists and graduate scholars within the parts of English syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

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  • The Verbal Domain (Oxford Studies in Theoretical by Roberta D'Alessandro,Irene Franco,Ángel J. Gallego

    By Roberta D'Alessandro,Irene Franco,Ángel J. Gallego

    This quantity gains state-of-the-art study from prime gurus at the nature and constitution of the verbal area and the complexity of the Verb word (VP). The e-book is split into 3 elements, representing the components within which modern debate at the verbal area is so much energetic. the 1st half specializes in the V head, and contains 4 chapters discussing the setup of verbal roots, their syntax, and their interplay with different sensible heads comparable to Voice
    and v. Chapters within the moment half speak about the necessity to postulate a Voice head within the constitution of a clause, and even if Voice isn't the same as v. Voice used to be initially meant because the head website hosting the exterior argument in its specifier, in addition to transitivity. This part explores its relationship
    with "syntactic" voice, i.e. the alternation among actives and passives. half 3 is devoted to occasion constitution, internal element, and Aktionsart. It tackles concerns equivalent to the one-to-one relation among argument constitution and occasion constitution, and no matter if there will be minimum structural devices on the foundation of the derivation of any type of XP, together with the VP.
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  • Inglés para Dummies (Spanish Edition) by Gail Brenner

    By Gail Brenner

    Tanto si tienes un interés own en el inglés como si lo necesitas para el trabajo, esta guía práctica te ayudará a sentirte cómodo con él. 

    En ella encontrarás las claves para pronunciar correctamente, saber un poco de gramática y conocer muchos trucos sencillos. Los saludos, presentaciones o conversaciones telefónicas se ejemplifican con aspectos de l. a. vida cotidiana como ir de compras o hacer excursiones. 

    Busca los archivos MP3 de apoyo en el apartado audio donde encontrarás fabric de audio en relación con los ejercicios del libro. 

    • Empieza a hablar inglés — cada año el número de personas que habla inglés aumenta a pasos agigantados… ¡tú también puedes hablarlo! 

     Hablar inglés no es cosa de magia — en estas páginas encontrarás herramientas que necesitas para comunicarte en inglés.

    • ¡Próxima estación! — imagínate viajando, viviendo y trabajando en un país de habla inglesa... con este libro podrás lograrlo.

    • ¡Es l. a. vida! — podrás saludar, hacer preguntas, dar indicaciones e, incluso, resolver emergencias en inglés.
     
    • Aprenderás los fundamentos de l. a. pronunciación y de los angeles gramática inglesa — y toda los angeles información para construir frases y comenzar a hablar.
     
    • ¡Te invitamos! — a hablar inglés sin miedo.

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  • A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia (Cambridge by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    it is a accomplished reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant area within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system usually marry somebody talking a distinct language, and consequently most folks are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a few beneficial properties inherited from the protolanguage with homes subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange positive aspects of the language comprise: an array of classifiers self sufficient of genders, complicated serial verbs, case marking counting on the topicality of a noun, and double marking of case and of quantity. Tariana has compulsory evidentiality: each sentence features a targeted aspect indicating no matter if the data used to be obvious, heard, or inferred by way of the speaker, or even if the speaker obtained it from someone else. This grammar might be a priceless source-book for linguists and others drawn to common languages.
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