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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide of the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous sample sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.

This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar....

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Overview


The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide of the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous sample sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.

This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the sample sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.

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Library Journal
06/01/2014
The most recent of the standard English grammar dictionaries (The Cambridge Dictionary of English Grammar, 2013; Penguin Dictionary of English, 2000) provides definitions and explanations, examples, quotes, and cross-references to more than 1,600 entries. In the material compiled by Aarts (Oxford Modern English Dictionary) and two editors of previous editions, Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner, cross-references abound. Included is a list of references as well as one of useful web links from an encyclopedia of linguistics (Glottopedia) to EAW (English for Academic Writing) to Oxford's Advanced American Dictionary Online. VERDICT Provides an in-depth explanation of grammatical terms for writers, those who teach writing and grammar, or who love words and their combinations. This is a world of information in an inexpensive package.—M.S. Lary, San Bernardino, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199658237
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2014
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 374,307
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bas Aarts is Professor of English Linguistics at University College London. He has published many books and articles on English grammar, most recently the Oxford Modern English Grammar.

The late Sylvia Chalker is the author of several grammar books, including Current English Grammar and The Little Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar. She was also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to the English Language.

Edmund Weiner is Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-author (with Andrew Delahunty) of the Oxford Guide to English Usage.

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