The Uses of Grammar

By Judith Rodby; W. Ross Winterowd | Go to book overview

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1The Uses of Grammar1
Chapter Preview1
What Is Grammar?1
Why Study Grammar?2
History of the Uses of Grammar2
The Greeks and the Romans2
The Latin Influence on English Grammar3
Noah Webster: Grammar as a Description of Language4
Structuralism5
Behaviorism6
Transformational or Universal Grammar7
Three Views of Grammar7
Using Grammar: Usage8
Constitutive Rules8
Regulative Rules8
Regulative Rules and Prescriptive Grammar9
Using Grammar: Language Learning11
Chapter Review13
2Getting Started: Some Important Concepts14
Chapter Preview14
Grammaticality: Why Is This a Very Important Concept?16
Grammaticality, Appropriateness, and Formality17
Grammatical Judgments19
Form and Function19
Sentences: Subject and Predicate20
Phrases22

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