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Book: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

Chapter: Preliminaries Focus on Language as Representation Processes Participants Circumstances Some Words Left Over Practice with Terminology

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19947


The author explains his intention of steering a middle course between functional and structural approaches to language with the focus of the book being on studying how clauses and clause combinations work to make sentences, paying only limited attention to segments of language larger than that. Explains the structure of book, the source of literary examples used, bracketing conventions and the purpose of activities/exercises and goes on to introduce the concepts of event structure, processes,participants, and circumstances through an analysis of a short segment of written English.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jon Jonz ( - book-auth-194) 'Texas A & M University'