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The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language

Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum

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ISBN 10: 0521431468 / ISBN 13: 9780521431460
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2005
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This is a detailed grammar designed for anyone with a serious interest in the grammatical structure of English, especially those who have not previously studied linguistics. It provides clear explanations of all grammatical terms and concepts used. Features include a guide to further reading, diagrams, cross-references, a comprehensive index, and user-friendly design and typography. • The definitive grammar for the new millennium, written by an international team of more than a dozen linguists and spanning a decade of research • It is firmly based on research in modern linguistics and rejects many errors of the older tradition, supporting its departures from traditional grammar with reasoned argument • It emphasises the clear explanation of grammatical terms; the user-friendly layout, consistent terminology and comprehensive index all ensure ease of access for non-specialists Contents 1. Preliminaries Geoffrey K. Pullum and Rodney Huddleston; 2. Syntactic overview Rodney Huddleston; 3. The verb Rodney Huddleston; 4. The clause, I: mainly complements Rodney Huddleston; 5. Nouns and noun phrases John Payne and Rodney Huddleston; 6. Adjectives and adverbs Geoffrey K. Pullum and Rodney Huddleston; 7. Prepositions and preposition phrases Geoffrey K. Pullum and Rodney Huddleston; 8. The clause, II: mainly adjuncts Anita Mittwoch, Rodney Huddleston and Peter Collins; 9. Negation Geoffrey K. Pullum and Rodney Huddleston; 10. Clause type and illocutionary force Rodney Huddleston; 11. Content clauses and reported speech Rodney Huddleston; 12. Relative clauses and unbounded dependencies Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum and Peter G. Peterson; 13. Comparative constructions Rodney Huddleston; 14. Non-finite and verbless clauses Rodney Huddleston; 15. Coordination and supplementation Rodney Huddleston, John Payne and Peter G. Peterson; 16. Information packaging Gregory Ward, Betty Birner and Rodney Huddleston; 17. Deixis and anaphora Lesley Stirling and Rodney Huddleston; 18. Inflectional morphology and related matters F. R. Palmer, Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum; 19. Lexical word-formation Laurie Bauer and Rodney Huddleston; 20. Punctuation Geoffrey Nunberg, Ted Briscoe and Rodney Huddleston; Further reading; Index. Printed Pages: 1860. Size: 247 x 174 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012728

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Title: The Cambridge Grammar of the English ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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Edition: First Edition.

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The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is the first comprehensive descriptive grammar of English to appear for over fifteen years, a period which has seen immense developments in linguistic theory at all levels. The principal authors, Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey Pullum, are among the world's leading scholars in this area, and they have benefited from the expertise of an international team of distinguished contributors in preparing what will be the definitive grammar for decades to come. Each chapter comprises core definitions, detailed analyses, notes explaining alternative interpretations of difficult or controversial points, and brief notes on usage and history. Numerous cross-references and an exhaustive index ensure ease of access to information. An introductory section offers guidance as to how best to use the book is provided. Rodney Huddleston was until recently Professor in the Linguistics section of the Department of English at the University of Queensland, Australia, and has been publishing important books and papers on English grammar for thirty years. Geoffrey K. Pullum is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the author of 200 articles and books on English grammar and a variety of other topics in theoretical and applied linguistics.

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This is a detailed grammar designed for anyone with an interest in the grammatical structure of English. Presupposing no prior study of linguistics, it provides clear explanations of all grammatical terms and concepts used. The language described is Standard English as internationally used, but this is a new description, drawing insight from research in modern linguistics and avoiding many of the errors and fallacies that are repeated in more old-fashioned grammar books. The book features sentence diagrams, thorough cross-referencing, a guide to further reading, lexical and conceptual indexes, and user-friendly design and typography utilizing a unique two-color page format.

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