Minimum of English Grammar, Volume I
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Minimum of English Grammar, Volume I is divided into three sections:
- Section I begins by analyzing the segments of language in a systematic way, recognizing both lexical and functional categorization. It addresses part of speech, movement and constituency, and common grammatical errors.
- Section II covers general questions surrounding linguistic phenomena. Particular attention is given to how a feature driven account can assist in understanding specific language disorders and historical language change. This section of the text includes a stand-alone chapter on the nature of child language acquisition.
- Section III is devoted to phonology, and the (American) English International Phonetic Alphabet. It includes anecdotal evidence calling for a dual mechanism model of phonological representation. The final chapter discusses the use of tree diagramming in phonology.
Minimum of English Grammar, Volume I is an excellent introductory text for students of linguistics, syntax, and morphology.