Publisher description for Understanding syntax / Maggie Tallerman.


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This text provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book discusses and illustrates all of the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. While drawing initial illustrations primarily from English, the book presents extensive additional material from several dozen other languages. Written in an accessible style with many examples and interactive exercises, this book is the perfect choice for anyone approaching this subject for the first time.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.