- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 454,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Analysing Sentences (Learning About Language) Paperback – 5 Aug 2010
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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 authors 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.See all Product description
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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.