Berk provides an introduction to English syntax and grammar, written from a discourse-functional perpsective. No comparable text currently exists. Berk's goal is to ensure that students who have little background in syntax will learn the basics as well as a comprehensive view of English grammar. The primary audience will be beginning graduate students and upper level undergraduates in linguistics courses such as Introduction to Syntax and Introduction to English Structure, as well as in TESOL/ESL programs and English departments. Berk includes an extensive glossary.