Grammar, Morphology and Syntax

Grammar, Morphology and Syntax

Author by Miss. Goodseed Ochulor

Journal/Publisher: Non

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 145

Abstract

Preface

 

This book is a step towards making morphology and syntax more interesting than they used to appear to some students of English language. The topics discussed are made more comprehensive and more enriching to the understanding of any reader of this book. The reader will also find a pool of ideas on these two concepts of grammar- morphology and syntax, from different writers. This is necessary as it will broaden the horizon of the reader on the different approaches taken by different scholars towards the study of these two concepts.

In addition, there is the availability of copious examples and illustrations that will aid understanding of these two concepts. The idea here is to help students who especially, see syntax as a difficult subject, to have wider options towards approaching the course.

Another benefit that is derivable from this book is easy and quick access to a wide range of topics under the two concepts. This is based on the fact that most books on morphology and syntax the author read do not have the preponderance of the knowledge put together in this book in them. It took a lot of reading and gathering of bits of information and ideas from a variety of authors before this book came to be. In other words, the user or reader of this book will not have to spend as much time and energy as the author before acquiring the knowledge that has been put together here.

The book is arranged in chapters that started from discourses on morphology and delves into syntax. There is a preponderance use of tree diagram to illustrate word structures and syntactic structures.

Above all, this book intends to promote better understanding of the communicative use of these concepts in life with the following concerns:

What about you can you discover from the definitions of morpheme?

Affixes are attachments on words or morphemes. Are there affixes to human beings? If there are, what kind of influence do they have on man! How does that apply to you?

You are a tool in God’s hands to be used when and where there is need and as He wants. Discuss this in relation to the variants of present tense singular morpheme.

Bound morphemes are referred to as functional or grammatical morphemes. How does morphology relate to human existence?

The grammatical rank scale can be ascending or descending. What order in life can you use that to analyse?

Syntax is about what is possible and what is not; what is acceptable and what is not in the structuring of an utterance. How does this apply to life?

How is your life structured? Is it linear, in brackets or as a tree diagram? In essence, which of these apply to your style of living?

Transformations occur to syntactic structures to generate different structures- deep to surface structures. What transformations have taken place or need to take place in your life.

What implications have transformations in both your physical and spiritual life?


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