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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (5 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408233746
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408233740
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.7 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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"I like its disinclination either to repeat 18th-century claptrap or to be a slave to contemporary theoretical fashions. I like its clear and forthright way of presenting syntax, and its many illustrative tree diagrams and useful exercises.

Burton-Roberts tries to get English syntax right and to supply arguments for the positions he adopts. More strength to his arm... Clear, lively, well planned."

 

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This highly successful text has long been considered a standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. As in previous editions, key concepts such as constituency, category and function are carefully explained as they are introduced. Tree diagrams are used throughout to help the reader visualise the hierarchical structure of sentences. The final chapter sets the analysis in the context of generative grammar.

In this third edition, Analysing Sentences has been thoroughly revised. It has an attractive new layout, more examples, clearer explanations and summaries of key points. A major change concerns the analysis of auxiliary verbs, which has been revised to bring it more in line with current thinking.

Clear development from chapter to chapter, together with the author’s accessible style, make this book suitable for readers with no previous experience of sentence analysis. A practical and reader-friendly text, it includes many in-text, end-of-chapter and further exercises, making it suitable for self-directed study as well as for taught courses.

Noel Burton-Roberts is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University.  He is the author of The Limits to Debate: a Revised Theory of Semantic Presupposition (CUP, 1989), the editor of Phonological Knowledge: Conceptual and Empirical Issues (OUP, 2000) and Pragmatics (Palgrave, 2007), and the author of numerous articles on various aspects of linguistics and the English language.

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Noel Burton-Roberts makes a topic many would think of as dull hugely enjoyable. The analysis is fascinating and very accessible to complete beginners, making it a perfect resource for students of English Language and Linguistics. I would highly recommend this book, and don't be put off by the initial complexity because it soon becomes second nature! Brilliant.
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As a teacher of English as a foreign language, it's important for me to have an understanding of English syntax beyond the piecemeal rules presented in coursebooks. This book is an outstanding introduction to a linguistics-based approach to syntax. The arguments are clear and concise. What makes this a truly excellent textbook is the exercises at the end of each chapter. I strongly recommend readers to work through all of the exercises and further exercises. They provide a thorough drilling and revision of the content of each chapter. The fact that I was almost always able to exactly reproduce the answers given at the end of the exercises is a testament to the strength of the instruction given in the chapters.

The material covered in the book is intrinsically fascinating and gives a sense of the wonder of the natural phenomenon of language. The fact that all the examples are entirely clear, yet based entirely on native-speaker intuition, raises a fascinating theoretical question.

The material is also presented in an efficient yet entertaining style. The example sentences read like extracts from a satirical novel written by W. Somerset Maugham and Stanislaw Lem after a weekend of psychedelic adventures. I can't wait to find out what happens to the woman with the purple hair.
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This is a great book that enables students to learn independently because of a wealth of exercises. The formalism is by now a little outdated but it is pretty jargon and theory free and focuses on analysing language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is easy to understand and there are exercises in every section ... 3 Oct. 2014
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This book is all about English SYNTAX. Syntax is how the English language is spoken and written (the ordering of the words into a coherent phrasing). It is easy to understand and there are exercises in every section for practice. It is the perfect book for someone studying English as a second language. For instance, if your primary language is German, you say "I am to the market going". The correct syntax for this phrase in English is "I am going to the market". This book is invaluable to anyone who struggles with ESL and who wishes to speak it properly, not struggle to be understood. I highly recommend it.
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Great examples, formatted very clearly. Overall, great book to learn English syntax!
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