Grammar for Grammarians

Grammar for Grammarians

Frank Parker, Louisiana State University (retired)
Kathryn Riley, Illinois Institute of Technology (Professor Emerita)

2005, 329 pages, paper, illustrated. $48.95 (list). ISBN 0-9767180-1-4.

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The authors of Linguistics for Non-Linguists bring you the only grammar book your students will ever need. Grammar for Grammarians is written for faculty and students with a professional interest in the English language––readers who make their living by analyzing and evaluating other people’s language, in fields such as English, linguistics, composition, technical communication, information design, education, communication, speech-language pathology, and ESL. The book covers four distinct theories of English grammar, giving students a comprehensive view of both traditional and current approaches to the subject.

–Four self-contained parts allow flexibility in course construction––cover one, two, three, or all four parts.
–Each part begins by explaining how and why that approach evolved.
–Over 800 individual exercises, many dealing with “real-world” texts. (Answers provided for select exercises; full Instructor’s Manual available.)
–Pedagogical material includes chapter summaries, summary charts of key concepts, sentence diagrams, highlighted vocabulary terms, extensive glossary, and name and subject indices

Grammar for Grammarians: Table of Contents

PART I. Prescriptive Grammar
1. Before the Prescriptive Period
2. The Prescriptive Period
3. Prescriptive Rules

PART II. Descriptive Grammar
4. The Descriptive Period
5. Identifying Parts of Speech
6. Nouns and Pronouns
7. Verbs and Predicates
8. Modifiers of Nouns
9. Modifiers of Verbs
10. Nominals

PART III. Generative Grammar
11. Generative Theory
12. Standard Theory
13. Government and Binding Theory
14. Minimalism

PART IV: Contextual Grammar
15. Development of Contextual Grammar
16. Sentence-Level Phenomena
17. Discourse-Level Phenomena

Includes Glossary, References, Answers to Selected Exercises, Name Index, and Subject Index. Instructor’s Manual available.

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