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This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The text is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English, not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education.Read more
- Written specifically for undergraduate course use in a clear, engaging style, with features including exercises, glossary, bullet-points, boxed notes and web support
- A true 21st-century grammar: breaks with the confused analyses often repeated in the past, making the subject more intelligible and easier to learn
- Based on the authors' previous monumental and authoritative reference grammar that won the prestigious Bloomfield Book Award of the Linguistic Society of America in 2004
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'... this grammar is a thought provoking book and a challenging read for grammarians working along more traditional or mainstream lines.' Moderna SprakSee more reviews
'… this book stands out as a remarkable achievement in both the descriptive and generative textbook tradition …' Acta Linguistica Hungarica
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- Date Published: March 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521612883
- length: 322 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.52kg
- contains: 75 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. A rapid overview
3. Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood
4. Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts
5. Nouns and noun phrases
6. Adjectives and adverbs
7. Prepositions and preposition phrases
8. Negation and related phenomena
9. Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing
10. Subordination and content clauses
11. Relative clauses
12. Grade and comparison
13. Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs
14. Coordination and more
15. Information packaging in the clause
16. Morphology: words and lexemes
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