Oxford Modern English Grammar [NOOK Book]

Overview

Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of
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Oxford Modern English Grammar

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Overview

Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of
reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191650475
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 585,572
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Bas Aarts is Professor of English Linguistics at University College London and Director of the Survey of English Usage. His other publications include Syntactic Gradience, Handbook of English Linguistics, Fuzzy Grammar, Exploring Natural Language, and English Syntax and Argumentation.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The basics
1. An overview of English grammar

Part II: Form and function
2. Word structure and word formation
3. Word classes and simple phrases
4. Grammatical functions, semantic roles, and tree diagrams

Part III: Phrase and clause patterns
5. Complex phrases and coordination
6. Clause types and negation
7. Finite subordinate clauses
8. Non-finite and verbless subordinate clauses

Part IV: Grammar and meaning
9. Tense and aspect
10. Mood
11. Information structuring

Appendix 1: English irregular verbs

Appendix 2: The structure of the ICE-GB corpus

Notes and further reading

References

Index
Part I: The basics
1. A bird's eye veiw of grammar
2. Word structure
3. Word classes and simple phrases
4. Grammatical functions and semantic roles
Part II: Phrase and clause patterns
5. The form-function interface
6. Complex Phrases
7. Clause types
Part III: Grammar and meaning
8. Subordinate clauses
9. Time and tense
10. Aspectuality and aspect
11. Modality and mood
12. Information structuring
Appendix 1
Suffixes
Appendix 2
Prefixes
Appendix 3
Irregular verbs
Appendix 4
Phrasal verbs
Appendix 5
Prepositional verbs
Further reading
Bibliography

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