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The Philosophy of Grammar

by Otto Jespersen

  • ISBN: 9780226398815
  • ISBN10: 0226398811

The Philosophy of Grammar

by Otto Jespersen

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9780226398815
  • ISBN10: 0226398811
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Description: Introduction by James D. McCawley Preface Abbreviations of Book Titles, etc. Phonetic Symbols I Living Grammar Speaker and Hearer * Formulas and Free Expression * Grammatical Types * Building up of Sentences II Systematic Grammar Descriptive and Historical Linguistics * Grammar and Dictionary * Sounds * Usual Division of Grammar * New System * Morphology III Systematic Grammar- continued Syntax * Universal Grammar? * Differences Of Languages * What Categories to Recognize * Syntactic Categories * Syntax and Logic * Notional Categories IV Parts of Speech Old Systems * Definitions * The Basis of Classification * Language and Real Life * Proper Names * Actual Meaning of Proper Names V Substantives and Adjectives Survey of Forms * Substance and Quality * Specialization * Interchange of the Two Classes * Other Combinations VI Parts of Speech- concluded Pronouns * Verbs * Particles * Summary * Word VII The Three Ranks Subordination * Substantives * Adjectives * Pronouns * Verbs * Adverbs * Word Groups * Clauses * Final Remarks VIII Junction and Nexus Adjuncts * Nexus IX Various Kinds of Nexus Finite Verb * Infinitival Nexus * Nexus Without a Verb * Nexus-Object, etc. * Nexus Subjunct * Nexus of Deprecation * Summary * Appendix X Nexus Substantives. Final Words on Nexus Abstracts * Infinitives and Gerunds * Final Words on Nexus XI Subject and Predicate Various Definitions * Psychological and Logical Subject * Grammatical Subject * There is XII Object. Active and Passive What is an Object? * Object of Result * Subject and Object * Reciprocity * Two Objects * Adjectives and Adverbs with Objects * Passive * Use of the Passive * Middle Voice * Active and Passive Adjectives * Active and Passive Substantives * Nexus-Substantives XIII Case Number of English Cases * Genitive * Nominative and Oblique * Vocative * Final Words about Cases * Prepositional Groups XIV Number Counting * The Normal Plural * Plural of Approximation * Higher Units * Common Number * Mass-Words XV Number- concluded Various Anomalies * The Generic Singular and Plural * Dual * Number in Secondary Words * Plural of the Verbal Idea * Appendix XVI Person Definitions * Common and Generic Person * Notional and Grammatical Person * Indirect Speech * Fourth Person * Reflexive and Reciprocal Pronouns XVII Sex and Gender Various Languages * Aryan Gender * Sex * Common Sex * Animate and Inanimate * Conceptional Neuter XVIII Comparison Comparative and Superlative * Equality and Inequality * Weakened Superlatives and Comparatives * Latent Comparisons * Formal Comparatives * Indication of Distance * Secondaries and Tertiaries XIX Time and Tense The Nine-Tense System * Seven Tenses * Main Divisions of Time * Subordinate Divisions of Time * Economy of Speech * Non-temporal Use of Tenses XX Time and Tense- concluded The Perfect * Inclusive Time * Passive Tenses * Aorist and Imperfect * The English Expanded Tenses * Terms for the Tenses * Time-Relations in Nouns (including Infinitives) * Aspect XXI Direct and Indirect Speech Two Kinds * Shifting of Tenses * Shifting of Mood * Questions in Indirect Speech * Indirect Requests * Final Remarks XXII Classification of Utterances How Many Classes? * Questions * Sentence XXIII Moods Classification * Imperative * Indicative and Subjunctive * Notional Moods XXIV Negation Contradictory and Contrary * Some Tripartitions * The Meaning of Negation * Special and Nexal Negation * Double or Cumulative Negation * History of Negatives * Implied Negation XXV Conclusion Conflicts * Terminology * The Soul of Grammar Appendix Subject Index Index of Names Index of Languages and Language Families
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