Analysing sentences de Noel Burton Roberts

Título: Analysing sentences: an introduction to English syntax
Autor: Noel Burton Roberts
Editorial: Longman
Número de páginas: 265
Primera publicación: 1986
Séptima impresión: 1990
ISBN: 0-582-29136-4

La edición que he sacado de la biblioteca de la facultad no se corresponde con la de la imagen, que es de una edición posterior.

El libro está escrito con un lenguaje sencillo, incluye muchos ejemplos de oraciones que analiza, numerosos ejercicios y resalta en negrita las frases más importantes a recordar sobre la sintaxis. Estas son las citas del primer capítulo que venían en negrita del libro:

* Secuences of words that can function as constituents in the structure of sentences are called phrases.

* If a secuence of words can be omitted from a sentence leaving another good sentence, this is a good indication that the sequence is a phrase functioning as a constituent in the structure of the sentence. However, not all phrases are omissible.

* If you can replace a sequence of words in a sentence with a single word without changing the overall structure of the sentence, then that sequence functions as a constituent of the sentence and is therefore a phrase.

* Answers to "WH" questions (that is, questions that contain one of the question words who, which, what, why, where, when, whose, and how) are phrases.

* The movement of a sequence of words in forming a construction indicates that the sequence is a phrase.

* Phrases form not only syntactic units (constituents in the structural form of sentences) but also semantic units. By this I mean that they form identifiable parts of the meaning of sentences; they form coherent units of sense.

* A sequence of elements is represented as a constituent in a phrase-marker if there is a node that dominates all those elements and no others.

Es un buen libro para tener una idea básica sobre la sintaxis inglesa y se puede entender sin conocimientos previos sobre esta área del inglés, simplemente con lo estudiado en secundaria sobre el español.

Índice
  • Introduction
  • Sentence Structure: Constituents
  • Sentence Structure: Functions
  • Sentence Structure: Categories
  • The Verb Phrase
  • Modifiers in the Verb Phrase
  • The Verb Group
  • More on Noun Phrases
  • Sentences within Sentences
  • WH-Clauses
  • Non-Finite Clauses
  • Languages, Sentences and Grammars
  • A final Exercise
  • Further Reading

Título: Analysing sentences: an introduction to English syntax. Second edition.
Autor: Noel Burton-Roberts
Editorial: Longman
Número de páginas: 308
Primera publicación: 1986
Tercera edición: 1998
ISBN: 0-582-24876-0

La edición varía ligeramente su índice. Lo transcribo por si es de utilidad para alguien.

Índice
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Introduction
  • Sentence Structure: Constituents
  • Sentence Structure: Functions
  • Sentence Structure: Categories
  • The Verb Phrase
  • adverbials and Other Matters
  • The Verb Group
  • More on Noun Phrases
  • Sentences within Sentences
  • WH-Clauses
  • Non-Finite Clauses
  • Languages, Sentences and Grammars
  • Further Reading
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