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Title: Understanding Syntax
Written By: Maggie Tallerman
Series Title: Understanding Language

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.

This is a Hodder Education title, distributed in the US by Oxford University Press.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340700009
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340603771
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95