Andrew Radford's An Introduction to English Sentence Structure PDF

By Andrew Radford

ISBN-10: 0521516935

ISBN-13: 9780521516938

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Or rather hung . . in the Tate Gallery The picture was hanged . . sorry hung . . in the Tate Gallery The picture was hanged . . I mean hung . . in the Tate Gallery However, self-correction is arguably too infrequent a phenomenon to play a major role in the acquisition process. e. evidence relating to the non-occurrence of certain types of structure). g. no Prepositional Phrases like ∗ dinner after in which the head preposition after follows its complement dinner, and no Verb Phrases such as ∗ cake eat in which the head verb eat follows its complement cake).

If we compare (20b) with its echo-question counterpart (20a) He had said who would do what? we see that (20b) involves preposing the first wh-word who and the first auxiliary had, and that this results in a grammatical sentence. By contrast, (20c) involves preposing the first wh-word who and the second auxiliary would; (20d) involves preposing the second wh-word what and the first auxiliary had; and (20e) involves preposing the second wh-word what and the second auxiliary would. e. the one nearest the beginning of the sentence in (20a) above) and likewise wh-fronting preposes the closest whexpression who.

No language in which it is OK to say Drinks wine (meaning ‘He/she drinks wine’) but not OK to say Eats pasta (meaning ‘He/she eats pasta’). The range of grammatical variation found across languages appears to be strictly limited to just two possibilities – languages either do or don’t systematically allow finite verbs to have null subjects. A more familiar aspect of grammar which appears to be parametrised relates to word order, in that different types of language have different word orders in specific types of construction.

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