A Glossary of English Grammar

A Glossary of English Grammar

by Geoffrey Leech
     
 

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A Glossary of English Grammar presents a wide range of terms used to describe the way the English language is structured. Grammatical terms can be a problem for students, especially when there are alternative names for the same thing (for example, 'past tense' and 'preterite'). This book therefore provides a basic and accessible guide, focusing on the English

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A Glossary of English Grammar presents a wide range of terms used to describe the way the English language is structured. Grammatical terms can be a problem for students, especially when there are alternative names for the same thing (for example, 'past tense' and 'preterite'). This book therefore provides a basic and accessible guide, focusing on the English language.

Definitions of grammatical terms are given in simple language, with clear examples, many from authentic texts and spoken sources, showing how they are used. The terms used in the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language are widely seen as standard, and form the basis of grammatical terminology in this book. At the same time, this glossary does not neglect other variants of English grammar, such as that of Huddleston and Pullum's influential Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, whose most important terms are also covered here.
This book is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand present-day terminology of English grammar more fully.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748617296
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Series:
Glossaries in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Written by one of the world's most distinguished grammarians, this glossary provides clear and concise definitions of the key terminology of English grammar.
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Written by one of the world's most distinguished grammarians, this glossary provides clear and concise definitions of the key terminology of English grammar.

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Geoffrey Leech is Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at the Lancaster University

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