The English Verbal Group - Its Form, Meaning and Function
by Adejare, Roseline Abonego
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The verbal group is the most studied aspect of English grammar, but there are many contending theoretical and descriptive issues. There is no consensus on its structure and there are no studies on its textual functions. This book describes the English verbal group using spoken natural language data. It establishes the accuracy of group over phrase, identifies the verb and non-verb constituents of the verbal group structure, describes the verbal group structure and demonstrates the adequacy of the (M)H(Q) structural formula that generates the H, MH, HQ, and MHQ types of verbal group. The book also determines the proportion of each of the seven verbal group systems in the data. Significantly, it proves that whereas formal meanings are finite, textual meanings appear to be seamless. Linguists, teachers and students of the English language will find the book handy.
Adejare, Roseline Abonego
Dr Roseline Abonego Adejare obtained the Ph. D degree in English Language from the University of Lagos. She has published articles in reputable journals on different aspects of the English verbal group. She co-authored Tertiary English Grammar and currently teaches at the Lagos State University, Lagos.
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LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
15 January 2014
0.22 x 0.15 x 0.019 m; 0.535 kg