A Functional Analysis of Present Day English on a General Linguistic Basis.Series: Janua Linguarum. Series Practica SerPublisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 1975Copyright date: ©1975Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)Content type:
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- PE1072.M29213 1975eb
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Intro -- CONTENTS -- Introduction : On the scientific study of language -- 1. Currents of linguistic research -- 2. Plan of the present analysis -- 3. Encoding -- A. Functional onomatology -- I. The meaning of the naming unit -- 1. The essence and character of the naming unit -- 2. Components of the naming unit -- II. The form of the naming unit -- 1. Simple and descriptive naming units -- 2. The word. General considerations -- 3. Non-compound words -- 4. Compound words -- a) Definition of compound words -- b) Types of compounds -- c) Features of collocations -- d) Verbal compounds and collocations in English -- 5. Shortening of words and coining of new naming units -- III. Classification of naming units -- 1. The problem of the parts of speech (word categories) -- 2. Formal differences between the word categories in English -- 3. The relation between substantives and adjectives in English -- 4. The relation between nouns and verbs in English -- 5. The relation between adjectives and adverbs in English -- IV. Classification within the word categories -- 1. Formal classification, aspectual modifications and categorial transitions -- 2. Formal classification and aspectual modifications of nouns -- a) Gender of nouns -- b) Aspectual modification of grammatical number -- c) Aspectual modification of definiteness (Uses of the articles) -- 3. Categorial transitions of nouns -- 4. Formal classification and aspectual modifications of adjectives -- 5. Categorial transitions of adjectives -- 6. Formal categories and aspectual modifications of verbs -- a) Formal categories of the verb -- b) Aspectual modifications of the verb -- α) General survey -- β) Tense -- γ) Remarks on the problems of tense in English -- δ) Verbal aspect -- ε) Mood -- 7. Categorial transitions of the verb in English -- a) The relation of the action to the subject.
b) The relation of the action to the object -- α) Subjective and objective verbs -- β) Reflexive verbs -- B. Functional syntax -- I. Definition of the sentence -- II. Functional sentence analysis -- 1. The basis and the nucleus of a statement -- 2. One-element and two-element sentences from the point of view of functional sentence perspective -- 3. Functional and formal analysis of the sentence -- III. Formal analysis of simple sentences -- 1. General remarks -- 2. One-element verbless thetic sentences -- 3. One-element verbless predicative sentences -- 4. Two-element verbless sentences -- 5. Apposition -- 6. Absolute construction -- 7. Verbal sentences -- a) General remarks -- b) Grammatical person -- 8. The function of the subject in English -- 9. Predication in English -- a) Actional predication from the formal point of view -- b) Actional predication from the semantic point of view: active predication -- c) Types of passive actional predication -- d) Qualifying predication -- e) Other types of predication -- 10. The object in English -- a) General remarks -- b) Object of the accusative type -- c) Object of the dative type -- d) Object of the genitive type -- e) Other types of object -- 11. The attribute in English -- a) Adjectival attribute -- b) Substantival attribute -- 12. Adverbials in English -- a) General remarks -- b) Expression of adverbials in English -- IV. The English sentence as a whole -- 1. Means of complex condensation -- a) General remarks -- b) English participles -- c) The infinitive and the gerund in English -- d) Complex constructions -- 2. The word order of the English sentence -- a) Principles determining the order of words in a language -- b) Other problems of English word order -- 3. Strengthening and emphasis -- 4. Notes on negation -- V. Notes on other problems of functional syntax -- 1. Compound and complex sentences.
2. The uses of moods and tenses -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Editor's postscript to the original Czech edition (1961) -- Postscript to the English translation (1973) -- Index of persons -- Index of subjects -- Index of words.
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