Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide

Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide

by Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581664

ISBN-13: 9780521581660

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A major reference grammar offering comprehensive coverage of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. The Cambridge Grammar of English is a major reference grammar from the world's leading grammar publisher. Using ground breaking language research, it offers clear explanations of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. A clear

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A major reference grammar offering comprehensive coverage of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. The Cambridge Grammar of English is a major reference grammar from the world's leading grammar publisher. Using ground breaking language research, it offers clear explanations of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. A clear two-part structure makes the book particularly user-friendly. In the first section, A-Z entries give more attention to lexico-grammar and other language areas that tend to be neglected in grammar references. The second section covers traditional grammatical categories such as tense, clause structure and parts of speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581660
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Grammar of English Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.97(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction to the Cambridge Grammar of English     1
From word to grammar: an A-Z     5
Spoken language
Introduction to grammar and spoken English     82
From utterance to discourse     92
From discourse to social contexts     104
Grammar and discourse
Grammar across turns and sentences     123
Grammar and academic English     140
Word and phrase classes
Introduction to word classes and phrase classes     155
Nouns
The noun phrase     167
Nouns and determiners     176
Pronouns     197
Verbs
Verb phrase 1: structure of verb phrases     213
Verb phrase 2: tense and aspect     217
Types of verb     227
Adjectives and adverbs
Adjectives and adjective phrases     236
Adverbs and adverb phrases     242
Prepositions and particles
Prepositions and prepositional phrases     250
Word formation
Word structure and word formation     258
Sentence and clause patterns
Introduction to sentences and clauses     269
Verb complementation     281
Clause types     290
Clause combination     304
Adjuncts     319
Time
Present time     338
Past time     346
Future time     361
Notions and functions
Modality     377
Speech acts     408
Questions     424
Negation     434
Condition     448
Comparison     460
Information packaging
Word order and focus     472
The passive     476
Speech representation     488
Appendices
Word clusters and grammar     503
Punctuation     506
English spelling     507
Numbers     512
Referring to the time     526
Units of measurement     527
Nationalities, countries and regions     528
Irregular verbs     529
North American English grammar     530
Glossary     539
Bibliography     540
Index     541

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