A New Approach to English Grammar, on Semantic Principles

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Contents
List of tablesxi
How to read this bookxii
Prefacexiii
A. INTRODUCTION1
1. Orientation3
1.1. Grammar and semantics4
1.2. Semantic types and grammatical word classes6
1.3. Semantic roles and syntactic relations9
1.4. The approach followed11
Notes to Chapter 115
2. Grammatical sketch17
2.1. Forms of the verb17
2.2. Forms of the pronoun19
2.3. Phrases20
2.4. Main clauses23
2.5. Adverbal elements24
2.6. Relative clauses27
2.7. Complement clauses32
2.8. Word derivations50
2.9. Clause derivations52
2.9.1. Questions52
2.9.2. Causatives53
2.9.3. Passives54
2.9.4. Promotion to subject55
2.9.5. Reflexives56
2.9.6. Reciprocals59
2.9.7. HAVE A VERB, GIVE A VERB and TAKE A VERB61
2.10. Clause linking62
2.11. Syntactic preferences and constraints65
2.12. Summary of omission conventions68
Notes to Chapter 272

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