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Topic as a starting point for syntax by Henrietta Lempert

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Published by Society for Research in Child Development in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Language acquisition,
  • Children -- Language

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Includes bibliographies.

StatementHenrietta Lempert ; with commentary by Brian MacWhinney.
SeriesMonographs of the Society for Research in Child Development -- v. 49, no. 5
ContributionsMacWhinney, Brian.
LC ClassificationsP118 L38 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. --
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19257638M

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grammar, description of the structure of a language, consisting of the sounds (see phonology); the meaningful combinations of these sounds into words or parts of words, called morphemes; and the arrangement of the morphemes into phrases and sentences, called grammars for the speakers of a standard language (e.g., English grammars for English-speaking . Syntax Topics 1. Syntax and morphology are the two parts of grammar. • Morphology deals with the internal economy of the word. • Syntax deals with the external economy of the word. 2. Words are constituents of larger groups, called phrases, which may aggregate into larger phrases, and eventually into a different kind of constituent, called a clause. Size: 27KB. What does syntax mean? Syntax is the grammatical structure of sentences. The format in which words and phrases are arranged to create sentences is called syntax. Let’s look at an example of how a sentence can be rearranged to create varied syntax. Examples of Syntax in a Sentence: The boy jumped happily. The boy happily jumped. Syntax is a complicated topic, but Carnie does a great job of starting with the basics and building up to more complicated topics. As the topics get more involved, it could use a bit more explanation, but it's still more clearly written than any other Syntax book I've by:

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