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Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

1st Edition

By David Kilby


206 pages

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Intended for advanced students and researchers in linguistics, Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb, first published in 1984, focuses on the syntax of the English verb and notions of tense/aspect, transivity, passive, phrasal verb constructions, nominalisations and complement sentence types are explored. These constructions are shown t

Table of Contents

List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Tense and Aspect 2. Transitivity 3. Functions of the Passive 4. The Range of the Passive 5. Passive Participles 6. Phrasal Verbs 7. Nominalisations 8. Ing 9. Non-Finite Sentence Complements 10. Finite Sentence Compliments 11. Conclusion; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General